US, Secretary of Defense Schlesinger on Possible US Responses to Another Oil Embargo, Interview with U.S. News and World Report, May 26, 1975, pp. 38-39


Question. If another Mideast war breaks out, is there anything the U.S. could do about another Arab oil embargo?

Answer. The United States could, of course, take action in response to a hypothetical embargo. And I think that we are less likely to be tolerant of a renewed
embargo than we were of the initial one in 1973.

Question. What do you mean by "less tolerant"?

Answer. That implies that we might not remain entirely passive to the imposition of such an embargo. I'm not going to indicate any prospective reaction other than to point out there are economic, political and conceivably military measures in response.


Source: U.S., Congress, Committee on International Relations, Special Subcommittee on Investigations, Oil Fields as Military Objectives: A Feasibility Study, Report Prepared by the Congressional Research Service, 94th Cong., 1st sess., August 21, 1975, (Washington, DC: US Government Printing Office, 1975), pp. 82.


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