This volume charts how the national strategic needs of the United States of America and Great Britain created a "parallel but not joint" relationship towards the Far East as the crisis in that region evolved from 1933-39. In short, it is a look at the relationship shared between the two nations with respect to accommodating one another on certain strategic and diplomatic issues so that they could become more confident of one another in any potential showdowns with Japan.
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his archival work on both sides of the Atlantic is impressive"
- Journal of Military History
'Kennedy makes a fine argument and one that is well worth making ... there is a lack of scholarly work that addresses this vital area of Anglo-American relations. His work helps to fill this void.' - H-Net