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Author Kraemer, Thomas D

Title Addicted to oil : strategic implications of American oil policy / Thomas D. Kraemer
Published Carlisle, PA : Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College, [2006]
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Description 1 online resource (v, 13 pages : digital, PDF file)
Series Carlisle papers in security strategy
Carlisle papers in security strategy
Summary In his 2006 State of the Union address, President George W. Bush proclaimed that "America is addicted to oil, which is often imported from unstable parts of the world." He announced it was time for the United States to 'move beyond a petroleum-based economy and make our dependence on Middle Eastern oil a thing of the past'. He set a goal 'to replace more than 75 percent of our oil imports from the Middle East by 2025.' Only 18 percent of oil imports are projected to come from the Middle East in 2025. The Bush goal in reality only results in a decrease of American oil consumption by 14 percent overall. Oil is a fungible, globally traded commodity with rising demand, so this initiative will have minimal impact on influencing America's national interests in the Middle East. However, most rehabilitation programs follow a 12-step process. The Bush plan is Step one in weaning America from its addiction, and is a necessary, but not fully sufficient, step to ensuring our future national security through Middle East Oil independence
Notes Title from title screen (viewed on June 6, 2006)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Mode of access: Internet from the SSI web site. Address as of 6/16/06:; current access available via PURL
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Subject Petroleum industry and trade -- Government policy -- United States
Petroleum industry and trade -- Political aspects
Petroleum industry and trade -- Government policy.
Petroleum industry and trade -- Political aspects.
United States.
Form Electronic book
Author Army War College (U.S.). Strategic Studies Institute
ISBN 1584872454