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By Thomas Robb

this can be the 1st monograph-length examine that charts the coercive international relations of the administrations of Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford as practised opposed to their British best friend which will convince Edward Heath's govt to stick with a extra amenable path through the 'Year of Europe' and to persuade Harold Wilson's governments to reduce the severity of proposed defence cuts. Such international relations proved potent opposed to Heath yet a little less so opposed to Wilson. it really is argued that kinfolk among the 2 aspects have been frequently strained, certainly, to the level that the main 'special' parts of the connection, that of intelligence and nuclear co-operation, have been suspended. but, the connection additionally witnessed enormous co-operation. This publication deals new views on US and united kingdom coverage in the direction of British club of the eu monetary neighborhood; demonstrates how US détente guidelines created pressure within the 'special relationship'; finds the transitority shutdown of US-UK intelligence and nuclear co-operation; presents new insights in US-UK defence co-operation, and re-evaluates the US-UK dating during the IMF Crisis.

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