Major U.S. interests in the Middle East September 26, 1983. by Robert H. Pelletreau

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Other titlesMajor US interests in the Middle East.
SeriesCurrent policy -- no. 515.
ContributionsUnited States. Dept. of State. Office of Public Communication. Editorial Division.
The Physical Object
Pagination3 p. ;
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Open LibraryOL17552687M

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In the case of the Middle East, I would argue that the United States lacks the forces or even a conceivable strategy to crush either the Sunni rising or Iran.

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