Attack on Saudi Arabia Tests U.S. Guarantee to Defend Gulf
David D. Kirkpatrick
The American hesitation to take military action may signal a weakening of its commitment to protect the Arab Persian Gulf and could embolden Iran.
Look, an entire article from the
on the “U.S guarantee” to defend Saudi Arabia that never points out that there no such guarantee—no treaty or public promise, just policies creating dependence and expectations.
This is a good article which gets at one of the least-discussed ironies of the Trump administration's much-discussed hawkishness on Iran: Gulfies now see him as a squish: