Accession Number:

ADA046876

Title:

Petroleum and Security: The Limitations of Military Power in the Persian Gulf,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NATIONAL DEFENSE UNIV WASHINGTON D C RESEARCH DIRECTORATE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1977-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

27.0

Abstract:

Though the new sensitivity to energy problems led to a veritable deluge of articles and books addressing the general foreign policy implications for the United States, the specific matter of defense policy received little more than intermittent attention. This article is an attempt to help fill the void by probing some of the relevant defense policy considerations that policymakers will have to confront. Because of the exigencies of time and space, the comments below have been restricted to the main oil producing area, the Persian Gulf, and the general question of American military intervention therein. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE