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dc.contributor.advisorBrown, R. Mitchell
dc.contributor.authorWard, Michael W.
dc.date.accessioned2012-11-29T16:19:20Z
dc.date.available2012-11-29T16:19:20Z
dc.date.issued1992-12
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/24047
dc.descriptionApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe Persian Gulf region is, in all likelihood, going to remain crucial to American interests through the next several decades. The world depends on the petroleum reserves of the Gulf region to fuel its economic engine. The recent history of the region has been rife with conflict, and the U.S. has had to intervene militarily on several occasions to ensure its vital interests were protected. This thesis examines the strategic circumstances in the Gulf region and ways in which American political, diplomatic, and military policy can help shape the environment to conform to its interests. Several scenarios are developed which attempt to forecast the results of different environments on regional stability. The thesis reaches the conclusion that the United States must take a proactive role if its short- and long-term interests are to be protected. The short-term goal of U.S. policy must be to maintain a balance of power and regional correlation of forces which serves to deter any would-be aggressor nations. In the long run, the United States must seek a comprehensive regional peace. Various methods of achieving these goals are examined.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/strategicplanfor00ward
dc.format.extent123 p.;28 cm.en_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.titleA strategic plan for the Persian Gulf region: options for deterring and/or defeating an emerging threaten_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderChannell, Ralph Norman
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School
dc.contributor.schoolNaval Postgraduate School
dc.contributor.departmentNational Security Affairs (NSA)
dc.subject.authorPersian Gulfen_US
dc.subject.authorArms Proliferationen_US
dc.subject.authorStrategic Planningen_US
dc.subject.authorGulf Cooperation Councilen_US
dc.subject.authorRegional Deterrenceen_US
dc.subject.authorMiddle Easten_US
dc.subject.authorArms Controlen_US
dc.subject.authorScenario Developmenten_US
dc.description.serviceLieutenant Commander, United States Navyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.A. in National Security Affairsen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineNational Security Affairsen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US


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