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NATO And The United States: The Enduring Alliance
NATO And The United States: The Enduring Alliance
By Lawrence S. Kaplan
G. K. Hall, 1988, 256 pp.

Written as NATO approaches its fortieth anniversary-and thus not its "successor generation" but its "second successor generation"-this is as good a short history of the alliance as there is. It covers the period through the deployment of cruise missiles and Pershings at the end of 1983, and it concludes with a perceptive look backward and forward.