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Published by Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress in [Washington, D.C.] .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • United States -- Military policy,
  • United States -- Foreign relations

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Edition Notes

StatementEdward F. Bruner
SeriesMajor studies and issue briefs of the Congressional Research Service -- 1993, reel 10, fr. 00241
ContributionsLibrary of Congress. Congressional Research Service
The Physical Object
FormatMicroform
Pagination6 p.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18161721M

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