February 1980
National Review;2/22/1980, Vol. 32 Issue 4, p197
The article focuses on efforts made by U.S. President Jimmy Carter and his administration in improving the political status of the U.S. in international politics. In his State of the Union address to Congress, President Carter took a strong view of the Soviet Union and threatened it with war. The Carter Administration was concerned regarding the of Persian Gulf oil along with Europe and Japan. There is a possibility that a Soviet-inspired proxy uprising against the Gulf sheikdoms, or against Saudi Arabia itself, which may be backed by Cuban troops, would be met by American troops as part of a mixed force.


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