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US Interests and the Use of Force in the Middle East


Many aspects of US relations in the region of the Middle East compete for attention. Recently, the focus has been on US policy towards twin subjects of gripping interest: terrorism and Iran. But at least one aspect needs further review for the simple reason that its essence implies the possibility of national decisions of the gravest important. This is the question of the role of force: whether the United States would use military power in the region and, if so, where and how. […]

Originally published in the issue Vol. 21, No. 4, October-December 1986, p. 14-23

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