Mideast oil, American demand, Israeli security: Can the Arabs really blackmail us?
In the early 1970s, the United States faced increasing pressure from Arabic oil producing nations because of the country’s support of the state of Israel. This New York Times article from 1973 examines the complex interconnections between the geopolitics of the Middle East, national security, and the nation’s reliance on Middle Eastern oil. In what does the author suggest that the United States alter its approach to foreign policy in order to avoid an energy crisis?
"Mideast Oil, American Demand, Israeli Security: Can the Arabs Really Blackmail Us?," New York Times, September 23, 1973.