Outlook for the Persian Gulf, 1971-1976.
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ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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The Persian Gulf was always an unstable area until the British restored order their withdrawal before the end of 1971 is more than likely to cause the Gulf to return to its previous condition. This region is the worlds single largest pool of soil reserves upon which the world will depend more and more. The Soviets are interested in extending their influence south into this region for many reasons including that of obtaining oil which they will need to import by the end of the decade or possibly sooner. In addition, Moscow may try to deny this strategic area to the West. The Persian Gulf is now considered a potential power vacuum which can best be cured by development of the local States. Soviet conduct will only be tempered in this vital area by Moscows evolving relationships with the West. Modified author abstract
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