What Did Jim Baker Promise The Allies?

One of the many wonders of the allied performance during five weeks of warfare in the Persian Gulf was just how sturdy the "fragile" U. S.-led coalition proved to be. The strength of the alliance is surely a tribute to the deft diplomacy of President Bush and Secretary of State James A. Baker III. But now that the war is winding down, many observers are wondering what sort of promises have been made to keep the allies--many of whom are divided by ancient enmities--pulling together.

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