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US Security Policy and the Persian Gulf
BALANCING SOVIET POWER IN THE GULF
The Soviet Military Threat to the Gulf
Toward a US Strategy and Force Posture
THE UNITED STATES AND PENINSULAR SECURITY
The Components of Peninsular Security
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Page xi - McNaugher offers a military strategy for the Gulf that seeks to balance the risks of overinvolvement against the risks of neglect. The author, a research associate in the Brookings Foreign Policy Studies program, believes that the United States must cultivate the traditional security mechanisms of the states on the Arabian Peninsula, and he encourages cooperation with allies like Great Britain and France that historically have been involved in Gulf security. He argues that the United States should...