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Published: 16 October 2019

288 Pages | 2 black and white line drawings


ISBN: 9780190939311

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Defending Frenemies

Alliances, Politics, and Nuclear Nonproliferation in US Foreign Policy

Jeffrey W. Taliaferro

  • Utilizes a large number of declassified US government documents, including intelligence assessments, diplomatic cables, and correspondence, from 1960 to 1990
  • Shows the extent to which Reagan administration officials were willing to circumvent congressional oversight to continue the flow of military aid to Pakistan in the 1980s
  • Challenges conventional wisdom that US-Israel alliance originated in June 1967 Six War and shows that de-facto alliance actually originated in March 1965, with the MOU for sale of A-4 Skyhawks to Israel

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