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Foreign Powers and Intervention in Armed Conflicts$
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Aysegul Aydin

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780804782814

Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.11126/stanford/9780804782814.001.0001

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The Critical Test

The Critical Test

U.S. Interventions

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Foreign Powers and Intervention in Armed Conflicts
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This chapter describes previous research on economics and U.S. military involvement abroad. It reports qualitative data from international conflicts in the Middle East, North Africa, and Latin America, where the United States intervened in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The United States supported Egypt in its conflict with Libya in 1985, and Egypt interfered along with the United States in the Libya-Sudan conflicts to show its support for U.S. policies in North Africa. During the Eisenhower years, U.S. preparation for a widespread conflict proved efficient, and Syria withdrew from Jordan to prevent U.S. military action. The Kennedy administration demonstrated its friendliness to both sides of the Saudi-Egypt conflict and brought the Yemeni civil war to a peaceful resolution. The status quo should be preserved and the land and sea routes safe for international trade should be kept in order to understand the U.S. choice of sides in international conflicts.

Keywords:   international conflicts, United States, U.S. military, Egypt, Libya, Sudan, U.S. policies, Jordan, Syria, Saudi

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