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Here are some subject headings related to U.S. Middle East Relations:
United States -- Foreign relations -- Middle East
United States -- Foreign relations -- Arab countries
United States -- Foreign relations -- [country]
Middle East -- Peace -- International cooperation
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Iraq-Kuwait Crisis, 1990-1991
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