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Everything Old Is New Again: Changing U.S. Force Posture

August 31, 2015

Henry John Temple—more popularly remembered as Lord Palmerston—famously observed that nations such as Great Britain “have no eternal allies, and we have no perpetual enemies. Our interests are eternal and perpetual.” Perhaps nowhere is the legendary statesman’s aphorism better embodied than in U.S. security policy toward the Persian Gulf. Since 1948, when George Kennan included […]