Crumbling coalitions

Blanche, Ed
June 2008
Middle East;Jun2008, Issue 390, p6
The article focuses on the decreasing rate of the U.S.-led alliance of President George W. Bush in Iraq and Afghanistan. According to the author, the falling rate is due to the spiraling public anti-war sentiment among America's allies, the growing distaste with U.S. policy and the rising casualty figures. It states that each withdrawal of countries which supported the Americans diminishes the latter's international legitimacy to direct the military operations in the Middle East.


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