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The Persian Gulf Power Vacuum

America’s Middle East allies are getting ­nervous.

Oct 21, 2013, Vol. 19, No. 07 • By LEE SMITH
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Sure, it would be a bonus to have quiet support from the GCC in the event of a strike. But what happens after that? These two American allies have been forced together by a reality that hasn’t quite sunk in yet. A superpower they’ve counted on for decades has gone missing, perhaps never to return.

Lee Smith is a senior editor at The Weekly Standard.

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