Allies In Crisis: Meeting Global Challenges To Western Security

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Allies In Crisis: Meeting Global Challenges To Western Security

By Elizabeth D. Sherwood
Yale University Press, 1990
245 pp. $25.00
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Indochina, Suez, Indochina again, Afghanistan: the list is usually taken as NATO's woeful failure to agree on issues outside Europe. Not so, argues this fine history. The allies have managed to assure that their disagreements beyond Europe have not damaged the core of their alliance in Europe, and they have often found ways to cooperate informally, outside NATO, in a "shadow alliance."

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