An Endangered Partnership: The Anglo-American Defence Relationship in the Early Twenty-first Century

  title={An Endangered Partnership: The Anglo-American Defence Relationship in the Early Twenty-first Century},
  author={James Kenneth Wither},
  journal={European Security},
  pages={47 - 65}
  • J. Wither
  • Published 1 March 2006
  • Political Science
  • European Security
Abstract This article examines the contemporary Anglo-American defence relationship. It begins by setting the general historical and contemporary context, including the impact of the Iraq war, before focusing on the military dimension. The main body of the paper addresses UK/US military planning and operations, UK defence budgetary issues, nuclear weapons collaboration and the impact of changing strategic relationships between the UK, US and Europe. The author argues that the longstanding… 
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