25 ianuarie 2020

America Has Come Full Circle in the Middle East

https://www.defenseone.com/

In 1958, U.S. leaders stood at the threshold of an American era in the Middle East, conflicted about whether it was worth the trouble to usher in.A year earlier, in the context of the emergent Cold War and fading British and French power in the region, Dwight Eisenhower had articulated and received congressional approval for what became known as the Eisenhower doctrine . The United States had for the first time staked out national interests in the Middle East—oil, U.S. bases and allies, Soviet [...]