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The Politics of Defeat: America's Decline in the Middle East
The Politics of Defeat: America's Decline in the Middle East
By Joseph Churba
Cyrco Press, 1977, 244 pp

A vocal critic of U.S. policy in the Middle East, first inside the Pentagon (in Air Force intelligence) and later outside, decries appeasement of the Soviets and Arabs and failure to recognize Israel as a strategic asset. The words are generally stronger than the arguments.