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Title: The machinery of alliance : Anglo American air power diplomacy 1917-1965
Author: Walbrecht, Donald Augustus.
ISNI:       0000 0001 3551 0201
Awarding Body: University of East Anglia
Current Institution: University of East Anglia
Date of Award: 2001
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Many British and American critics have argued that the wartime 'Special Relationship' ended after World War H. Britain, buffeted by postwar shocks such as the end of Lend-Lease and atomic sharing, and by the lack of U. S. support during the Suez Crisis, felt increasingly demoted from its status as a great power, which had formerly been consulted by U. S. leaders on all matters of international importance. Despite those early post-war political dismissals, the USAF and the RAF began a Cold War linkage, which grew into a fifty-year association that was closer than any comparable defence relationship between nations. This work explores that unique relationship and argues that it grew even stronger through decades of mid-level air diplomacy clearly visible in the agreements and arrangements for U. S. Air Power in the United Kingdom. Its conclusions shed new light on the Anglo-American relationship and demonstrate the importance of air power in the diplomatic history of the two nations. It adds substance to the thin body of knowledge of air diplomacy, through an analysis of events, policies, agreements, arrangements, disagreements, and issues, which led to an even stronger transatlantic defence relationship that continues to serve both nations' interests
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: US air force National security Camouflage (Military science) Military intelligence Logistics