Understanding the dynamics of base politicization in a Gulf host nation—or any other—is therefore vitally important for the U.S. today. Gulf National Security and the U.S. Military examines both Gulf Arab national security and U.S. military basing relations with Gulf Arab monarchy hosts from the Second World War to the present day. Three in-depth country cases—Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, and Oman—help explain the important questions posed by the author regarding when and why a host nation either terminated a U.S. military basing presence or granted U.S. military basing access.
The analysis of the cases offers a fresh perspective on how the United States has adapted to sometimes rapidly shifting Middle East security dynamics and factors that influence a host nation's preference for eviction or renegotiation, based on its perception of internal versus external threats.
|Publisher:||Stanford University Press|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)|
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Table of Contents
Introduction-Gulf National Security and the Politics of Basing 1
1 Oil and War 39
2 Negotiating a Foothold 44
3 Regime Survival and the U.S. Military 74
4 A Light Footprint in Bahrain 91
5 Sultan Qaboos and Operation Eagle Claw 117
6 A Saudi Sandstorm: Revolution, Rivalry, and Terrorism 143
Conclusion-The GCC Today and Lessons Learned for the U.S. Military 169
Bibliography of Primary Sources 250