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No War for Oil : U.S. Dependency and the Middle East.

Author: Ivan Eland
Publisher: Chicago : Independent Institute, 2011.
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Debunking numerous myths that have emerged about the world's resources of oil, this book argues that the use of U.S. military power to secure oil is not only needless and costly--in both lives and money--but also counterproductive to U.S. security. Intended to make government, the media, and citizens think more rationally about oil and the use of military power to secure it, this account suggests that the free  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Military history
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Eland, Ivan.
No War for Oil : U.S. Dependency and the Middle East.
Chicago : Independent Institute, ©2011
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ivan Eland
ISBN: 9781598130577 1598130579 9781598130638 1598130633
OCLC Number: 781614694
Description: 1 online resource (396 pages)
Contents: Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; 1. Trading Blood for Oil; Part I: A History of Oil and the Use of Military Power to Control Supplies; 2. American Dominance in Oil; 3. Iran, Iraq, World War I, and the Interwar Years; 4. World War II; 5. The Cold War; 6. Three Cartels: The Seven Sisters, the Texas Railroad Commission, and OPEC; 7. Another Middle East War and Embargo, Shortages, and Price Rises; 8. The Carter Doctrine; 9. The 1980s: European Dependence on Soviet Energy and the Iran-Iraq War; 10. The U.S.-Iraq Wars; 11. The Oil Market Today; Part II: Myths about Oil and Its Market. 12. Myth 1: No Viable Market Exists for Oil13. Myth 2: "Big Oil" Colludes with OPEC to Stick Consumers with High Prices; 14. Myth 3: Global Oil Production Has Peaked and the World Is Running Out of Oil; 15. Myth 4: Oil Is a Special Product or Even Strategic; 16. Myth 5: A Strategic Petroleum Reserve Is Needed in Case of Emergency; 17. Myth 6: The United States Should Become Independent of Oil, Foreign Oil, or Overseas Energy; 18. Myth 7: Oil Price Spikes Cause Economic Catastrophes; 19. Myth 8: U.S. Policy Is to Maintain the Flow of Oil at the Lowest Possible Price. 20. Myth 9: Possession of Oil Means Economic and Political Power21. Myth 10: The United States Must Defend Autocratic Saudi Arabia Because of Oil; 22. Myth 11: Dependence of Europe on Russian Energy Is a Threat to U.S. Security; Part III: No Need to Use Military Power to Safeguard Foreign Oil; 23. Safeguarding Oil with Military Power Is Mercantilism and Imperialism; 24. Threats to or from Oil; Part IV: Policy Prescriptions; Notes; Index; About the Author; Independent Studies In Political Economy.

Abstract:

Debunking numerous myths that have emerged about the world's resources of oil, this book argues that the use of U.S. military power to secure oil is not only needless and costly--in both lives and money--but also counterproductive to U.S. security. Intended to make government, the media, and citizens think more rationally about oil and the use of military power to secure it, this account suggests that the free market is still the best vehicle to deliver the product most efficiently from producer to consumer and that a withdrawal of U.S. forces from the Persian Gulf would be beneficial in the con.

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