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The US Energy Crisis, The Multinational Oil Corporations and Their Relationship to US Foreign Policy in the Middle East
[Technical Report, Monograph]
ARMY WAR COLLEGE CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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Americas current energy crisis consists of a growing dependence on foreign oil brought about by a continuing diminution in known domestic petroleum reserves and aggravated by a host of domestic anomalies that cry out for some sort of unified energy policy. Yet any steps taken domestically will have far reaching international effects, particularly in the Middle East. Eight giant corporations five of them American in effect of the consumer in the West and in Japan and, on the other hand, they are the ones who discover and pump most of the oil out of the ground in the producing countries. Hence, they have a powerful influence in the Middle East and are a contributing factor in the stability of that politically volatile part of the world.
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