Military Capabilities

GCC announces joint academy to advance military integration

11 December 2018

The main military development during the Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC) summit on 9 December appears to have been a decision to set up the Gulf Academy for Security and Strategic Studies.

The communique released after the event said the GCC leaders had issued instructions for the establishment of the academy, which will be tasked with “constructing the joint military command based on a robust strategy and qualifying Gulf military commanders to accomplish those tasks”.

The communique also noted that the appointment of a joint military commander was a “key step towards accomplishing the integrated defence system”.

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