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

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

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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 more

Product details

  • Paperback | 328 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 17.53mm | 476g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1138873616
  • 9781138873612

Table of contents

Convergence and divergence - aspects of Anglo-American relations with France in the 1950s; "idees fixes" - American in sitivity and French isolation; British uncertainty - the afterlife of Blue Streak and the "Grand Design"; an old problem and a "new relationship"; conflict and compromise - the origins of the breakdown of Anglo-American relations with France; denouement - the December meetingsof 1962 and the General's more