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Author Ashton, Nigel John.

Title Kennedy, Macmillan, and the Cold War : the irony of interdependence / Nigel J. Ashton
Published Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York, N.Y. : Palgrave Macmillan, 2002


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 W'PONDS  327.73041 Ash/Kma  AVAILABLE
Description xiii, 288 pages ; 23 cm
Series Contemporary history in context series
Contemporary history in context series (Palgrave (Firm))
Contents 1. Introduction -- 2. The Laotian Crisis -- 3. The Berlin Crisis -- 4. The Castro Question and the Cuban Missile Crisis -- 5. The Middle East -- 6. The Congo Crisis -- 7. The EEC Application -- 8. Interdependence and the British Nuclear Deterrent -- 9. The Search for a Nuclear Test Ban Treaty -- 10. Conclusion
Summary "Based on extensive research in both Britain and the United States, this study analyses Anglo-American relations during a crucial phase of the Cold War. It argues that although policy-makers on both sides of the Atlantic used the term 'interdependence' to describe their relation-ship this concept had different meanings in London and Washington. The Kennedy Administration sought more centralized control of the Western alliance, whereas the Macmillan Government envisaged an Anglo-American partnership. This gap in perception gave rise to a 'crisis of interdependence' during the winter of 1962-3, encompassing issues as diverse as the collapse of the British EEC application, the civil war in the Yemen, the denouement of the Congo crisis and the fate of the British independent nuclear deterrent. This crisis was only partially mitigated by the personal friendship established between John F. Kennedy and Harold Macmillan
Overall, the Anglo-American relationship which emerges from this study is neither 'special' nor mythical, but complex and subtle."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 275-283) and index
Subject Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963.
Macmillan, Harold, 1894-1986.
Cold War.
United States -- Foreign relations -- Great Britain.
Great Britain -- Foreign relations -- United States.
United States -- Foreign relations -- 1961-1963.
LC no. 2002022011
ISBN 0333716051 recycled paper