April 23, 2020

How the Bottom Fell Out of the U.S.-Saudi Alliance

Featuring Kaleigh Thomas

Source: Foreign Policy

Journalists Keith Johnson, Robbie Gramer

In late November 1973, just six weeks after Saudi Arabia and OPEC launched a devastating oil embargo on Europe and the United States, U.S. National Security Advisor Henry Kissinger railed against the Saudis at a secret meeting in the White House Map Room. He’d already toyed with the “not … so insane” idea of landing U.S. troops that “would have divided up” oil fields in the region, and he decried what he repeatedly called Saudi “blackmail.”

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Authors

  • Kaleigh Thomas

    Associate Fellow, Middle East Security Program

    Kaleigh Thomas is the Associate Fellow for the Middle East Security Program and 2020 recipient of the 1LT Andrew J. Bacevich Jr., USA Award at CNAS. She also serves as the cof...