If the United States wants to reduce its exposure to terrorism and avert further involvement in overseas conflicts, the choice is clear: it must eschew the use of military force to ensure access to foreign petroleum and rely instead on conservation, the market, and alternative sources of energy.
The Deadly Nexus: Oil, Terrorism, and America's National Security
Michael T. Klare, a Current History contributing editor, is a professor of peace and world security studies at Hampshire College and the author of Resource Wars: The New Landscape of Global Conflict (New York: Owl Books, 2002).
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Michael T. Klare; The Deadly Nexus: Oil, Terrorism, and America's National Security. Current History 1 December 2002; 101 (659): 414–420. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/curh.2002.101.659.414
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