So… on setup I went 3 EG, 3 Poland, 4 Austria and hl’d COMECON, leading to 4 in EG. Couped into Italy leading to control and the 5 point scoring.
Turn 2, he played Destal, which I used to get into SA, one inf was taken from EG, leaving 3; I had already decol’d into Africa. US used the 3 points from Destal to break into EG; I influenced back there with East EU Unrest, leaving it 2/5 after US took one out.
Turn 3, r2, US used 2 ops from Japan Defense to break EG again, now 3/5. I left it alone for a bit, as I was concentrating on full control of ME, and EU had already scored and I was holding ME scoring.
Then in round 5, he used Nasser to get in there again, 4/5. I gained control again with Olympics for 4/7, but in turn 5 r4 US used Socialist Govt to break in again 5/7. I countered the next turn with shuttle diplomacy, placing one in EG for the final 5/8 there.
to;dr, US kept spending lots of ops to get in there
edit for the final board pic-