Energy as a Weapon: Implications for U.S. Policy : Joint Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Energy and Resources and the Subcommittee on National Security, Emerging Threats, and International Relations of the Committee on Government Reform, House of Representatives, One Hundred Ninth Congress, Second Session, May 16, 2006, Volume 4

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 2007 - Electronic government information - 140 pages
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