Accession Number : ADA073022


Title :   A Historical Analysis of Three Main Issues Affecting United States Foreign Policy in the Middle East


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSONAFB OH SCHOOL OF SYSTEMS AND LOGISTICS


Personal Author(s) : Conlin III, John C ; Luce, John R


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a073022.pdf


Report Date : Jun 1979


Pagination or Media Count : 214


Abstract : The U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) is an instrument of foreign policy in the Middle East. The number of DOD personnel who are involved either directly or indirectly with the Middle East has grown significantly in recent years. These DOD personnel should find a usefulness in a study analyzing the main issues affecting United States foreign policy in the Middle East. This study began with a historical examination of the creation of Israel and early United States involvement in the Middle East. From this examination, three main issues affecting United States foreign policy emerged. These issues were the Arab-Israeli conflict, the importance of Middle East Oil, and the Soviet threat. The authors demonstrated how these three issues have been the primary forces shaping United States foreign policy in the Middle East.


Descriptors :   *FOREIGN POLICY , *UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT , *MIDDLE EAST , POLITICAL SCIENCE , ARABS , POLITICAL ALLIANCES , THESES , THREAT EVALUATION , HISTORY , PETROLEUM PRODUCTS , ISRAELIS


Subject Categories : Humanities and History


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE