The Clouded Lens: Persian Gulf Security and U.S. Policy

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Hoover Press, 1979 - 144 pages
Noyes var Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Near Eastern, African and South Asian Affairs fra 1970 til 1976. Forord af William J. Porter, tidligere Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs og tidligere ambassadÝr i Saudi Arabien og Algeriet.
 

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Contents

What To Ask From History
1
ArabPersian Relations
3
The Wests Forcible Entry
4
Rule from the Sea Expands to Arms Control
6
British Military Rule Flourishes and Passes
8
Weapons Monopolies Fade
9
Kuwait and Aden
10
Changing Ideologies and Power
13
US Policy in the Gulf Supporting US Interests
54
US Imperial Presence or a Strengthened Gulf
55
Military Instruments of Foreign Policy
57
Debates on US Gulf Policy
61
Arms Sales Lead Policy
65
US Policy Promotes Competition Not Cooperation
68
The Policy Is Unworkable in the Volatile and Unstable Gulf
71
Gulf Arms Sales Threaten the Delicate Military Balance in the Middle East
75

The View from the West
14
Reality Versus Prediction
17
Buraimi Oases
18
Iran and Iraq
19
The Dhofar Rebellion
21
Why the Clouded Lens
24
British Rule Misread
26
The Paradox of PostWithdrawal Security
27
Evolving Security Concepts
30
Iran
32
Saudi Arabia
36
The Smaller Gulf States
40
A Special Gulf Role
43
US Interests in the Gulf
45
Public Confusion on Energy
47
Impact of the Soviet Equation
48
Soviet Pressures
51
Arms Should Not Be Sold to Countries Unable to Absorb Them
82
American Military Advisors Become Hostages and Risk US Military Involvement
87
The US Should Prepare to Seize Gulf Oil Not Develop the Strength of Gulf Forces
91
Sophisticated Weapons in the Gulf Increase the Risk of War and Are Militarily Pointless
97
US Military Support Contributes to Political Suppression
102
The World Energy Crisis Is Fictional
106
Imperial Collapse Soviet Expansion and War
112
Balancing the Perspective
118
New Implications for US Security Policy
120
US Response and New Debates
125
Purposes of US Military Presence
133
Conclusion
136
Principal Characteristics of Major Weapons Systems
139
Notes
145
Bibliography
157
Index
165
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