dr. stephen blank's monograph:  U.S. military access to Central Asia and the Caucasus is a long-standing fact, but it is desirable as well for the future. The author explains why it is necessary, and how we might ensure that we retain this access to confront future contingencies. Published Jul 2005 http://72.14.203.104/search?q=cache:Z7AvSgNMfjUJ:www.strategicstudiesinstitute.army.mil/pubs/people.cfm%3FauthorID%3D21+%22dr.+stephen+blank%22&hl=en&gl=us&ct=clnk&cd=1&ie=UTF-8

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NEW DELHI: With the Indo-Iran pipeline still to take off and US military pressure mounting on Tehran, the prevailing