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The U.S.-Israeli Relationship in the Reagan Era

  title={The U.S.-Israeli Relationship in the Reagan Era},
  author={Helena Cobban},
  journal={The Journal of Conflict Studies},
  • H. Cobban
  • Published 3 March 1989
  • Political Science
  • The Journal of Conflict Studies
INTRODUCTION During the first seven years of the Reagan administration, the kinds of justification publicly adduced by U.S. officials for their government's support for the State of Israel shifted significantly from the moral reasoning that had previously prevailed in U.S. public discourse, toward a cluster of strategic justifications. This shift in the official rhetoric was accompanied, furthermore, by concrete policy moves which tied the defense structures of the two countries much closer… 
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