Iraq and Beyond: Post-Cold War Military Choices


Ever since the end of World War II, U.S. defense strategy has focused on meeting the Soviet threat in Europe. Now, war in Europe seems remote, and U.S. troops are massing in Saudi Arabia. Ironically, the Cold War may have prepared the military well for confronting Iraq in the desert, despite the specific problems Operation Desert Shield has brought to light. But many military analysts believe the current crisis is not typical of the kinds of threats the United States will face in the future, and they say the nation must make major strategic changes to meet these challenges.

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