Lyndon B. Johnson and the Politics of Arms Sales to Israel

In the Shadow of the Hawk

By Abraham Ben-Zvi

© 2004 – Routledge

152 pages

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pub: 2004-02-05
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About the Book

Lyndon B. Johnson and the Politics of Arms Sales to Israel seeks to reconstruct and elucidate the processes behind the decisions made by the Johnson Administration during the years 1965-68 to sell Israel M-48 tanks, A-4 Skyhawk planes and F-4 Phantom planes. This examination is based on a distinction between three factions which competed for influence within Washington's high-policy elite: the traditionalists (whose major representative was Secretary of State Dean Rusk); the pragmatists (whose most outspoken representative was Robert Komer of the National Security Council); and the domestically oriented policymakers (the central decision-maker who quintessentially exemplifies this category being President Johnson). This book is a sequel to John F. Kennedy and the Politics of Arms to Israel, which examined the first arms deal between the US and Israel.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: Lyndon B. Johnson and the Politics of Arms Sales to Israel: In the Shadow of the Hawk 2. The Road to the M-48A Patton Tank 3. The Road to the A-4E Skyhawk Fighter-Bomber 4. Beyond the F-4 Phantom Fighter-Bomber: The Changing Dynamics of the Politics of Arms Sales to Israel

About the Series

Israeli History, Politics and Society

This series provides a multidisciplinary examination of all aspects of Israeli history, politics and society and serves as a means of communication between the various communities interested in Israel: academics, policy-makers, practitioners, journalists and the informed public.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / Middle East / Israel
HISTORY / Military / General
POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / Arms Control
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom & Security / International Security