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    Decisive Point Podcast – Ep 5-5 – Andrew Payne – The Politics of Restraint in the Middle East

    Decisive Point Podcast – Ep 5-5 – Andrew Payne – The Politics of Restraint in the Middle East

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    Audio by Kristen Taylor 

    U.S. Army War College Public Affairs

    Domestic constraints make it difficult for the United States to pursue a coherent program of restraint in the Middle East. As events in Gaza revive debates about the appropriate size and scope of the military footprint in the region, this article shows the importance of grounding any revised posture on a firm domestic foundation. Going beyond accounts that blame the obstructionism of a foreign policy establishment, it explores barriers to strategic adjustment and supports its claims through a case study of the Obama administration’s record, drawn from relevant literature, data on the distribution of military capabilities, and interviews with senior officials.

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    Keywords: Middle East, restraint, public opinion, domestic politics, polarization, civil-military relations

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    Date Taken: 04.30.2024
    Date Posted: 05.02.2024 15:16
    Category: Newscasts
    Audio ID: 80248
    Filename: 2405/DOD_110277746.mp3
    Length: 00:12:18
    Artist Andrew Payne
    Album Decisive Point Podcast – Season 5
    Track # 5
    Year 2024
    Genre Podcast

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