The oil wars: America's energy obsession

The American track record of using the U.S. military to protect oil markets is "lousy" and often makes the problems worse, says political scientist Eugene Gholz.

The American track record of using the U.S. military to protect oil markets is "lousy" and often makes the problems worse, says Eugene Gholz, an associate professor of political science at the University of Notre Dame. In fact, using the military is unnecessary because the market compensates for disruptions. America needs to stop using the military for this purpose, which would Americans safer and ensure a reliable oil supply.

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