Arms and Oil: U.S. Military Strategy and the Persian Gulf (Google eBook)

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Brookings Institution Press, 1985 - History - 226 pages
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US Security Policy and the Persian Gulf
1
BALANCING SOVIET POWER IN THE GULF
19
The Soviet Military Threat to the Gulf
23
Toward a US Strategy and Force Posture
47
THE UNITED STATES AND PENINSULAR SECURITY
87
The Components of Peninsular Security
91
The Local Approach to Military Security
127
Toward a Flexible US Security Policy
160
US Military Policy in Its Strategic Context
199
The Gulf Cooperation Councils Forces 1984
207
Index
221
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