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Spain and Defense of the West: Ally and Liability
Spain and Defense of the West: Ally and Liability
By Arthur P. Whitaker
Harper (for the Council on Foreign Relations), 1961, 408 pp.

In this study, Arthur P. Whitaker, professor of Latin American history at the University of Pennsylvania, looks into the evolving relationship of the United States and Spain under the defense agreement made in 1953. A major conclusion is that because of a narrowly military concept of strategy we have assumed an unnecessarily heavy political and moral liability.