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The Palestinian Military: Two Militaries, Not One

"Coup-proofing states, such as the Middle East monarchies, faced with the dilemma between being prey to the internal opposition or prey to outside forces find the solution, if available, in deepening domestic fragmentation and, to protect their external flank, cultivating the protection of a strong foreign ally—preferably the United States and its allies. ..." – By Hillel Frisch

The U.S. Politico–Military–Industrial Complex

"The political dimensions signaled in the title take two primary forms: those internal to the Department of Defense (DoD) and those that involve other parts of the federal government. The two domains are linked, formally at the top—the president is putative commander-in-chief and with the consent of the Senate appoints high-level Pentagon civilians, the chiefs of staff of the military services, and the chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff..." – By John A. Alic

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