Soviet Strategy in the Middle East
ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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The purpose of the essay is to analyze current long range Soviet strategy in the Middle East to determine whether her penetration of this region reflects a normal projection of influence by a strong global power, or rather indicates a sinister plot to turn the countries of the Middle East into Soviet satellites. A study is made of historical indicators which reflect Russian desires concerning her southern neighbors, and will be followed by a discussion of recent economic and military aid programs used by Moscow to project her influence, prestige, and power into the Arab world. The military implications of the Soviet penetration into the Mediterranean and Persian Gulf areas are examined, as well as the importance of Arab oil in the development of Kremlin objectives in the Middle East.
- Government and Political Science