This book evaluates whether the military preparations made by US in the aftermath of Central Command's (CENTCOM) establishment, represent the kind of change in America's military relationship with the Middle East. It also evaluates the implications of the creation of CENTCOM for US-Israel relations.
1. Introduction 2. Past Patterns of US Military Interaction With the Middle East 3. CENTCOM and the Emerging Pattern of US Military Interaction with the Middle East in the 1980s 4. Regional Responses to CENTCOM strategies 5. Israel and CENTCOM 6. Conclusions: Changing Patterns of US Military Interaction