Eisenhower and the Middle East

Mohammed Musadiq in Teheran, 1951. The nationalistic policies of the Iranian prime minister aroused the ire of both the United States and Britain, and triggered a covert operation to restore the Shah in 1953.
In many ways, despite the slight decrease in defense spending and the slight increase in reliance on covert weapons, there was a great deal of continuity between the foreign policy of Eisenhower and that of Truman. But in one area of the world a significant change took place--the Middle East, where U.S. involvement increased dramatically in the years between 1953 and 1961.


bullet Hahn, United States, Great Britain, and Egypt, pp. 180-239.
bullet Little, American Orientalism, pp. 157-181, 194-206.


bullet CIA and Iran (1953)