1st Edition

Anglo-American Strategic Relations and the French Problem, 1960-1963
A Troubled Partnership

ISBN 9781138873612
Published June 9, 2015 by Routledge
328 Pages

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Book Description

Drawing on official records and private papers, this book offers insights into Anglo-American reactions to France's development of an independent nuclear capability; France's bid for the political leadership of Europe; Britain's first application to join the EEC; the controversial US multilateral force (MLF) proposal for NATO; Britain's numerous propositions to France for the development of an independent European nuclear force; the tense Anglo-American diplomatic quarrel that was the Skybolt crisis; and the creative diplomacy that produced the Nassau Agreement of December 1962.


'An important book ... the main argument is convicingly documented and deployed.' - Journal of Military History

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