When we think of American involvement in the Middle East, we tend to think recent history. This is merely natural, as this is the period of time in which the USA was a superpower. Superpowers have a worldwide reach, and their impact carries all over the world. However, even prior to America increasing hegemonic status, we still had a rich record in the centre East. Actually, one of the main series of happenings resulting in our development of America as a robust nation was due to our..