Briefly detail how a liberal and a realist would explain the US entry into the First Gulf War.

Please address the following questions:1. Briefly detail how a liberal and a realist would explain the US entry into the First Gulf War.2. What is the role of oil, if any, in US strategic calculation with respect to this region of the world, such that it created “Central Command” in 1983, and intervened quickly and decisively in 1990-1991?3. Did the US intervene to promote its values and principles, or its interests? Did the US promote democracy, the rule of law and the United Nations’ high principles, or its own interests in safeguarding the oil order in the region? Why does the US care who controls the region’s oil, if the only publicly articulated goal is that it flow freely out of the region to world markets?

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