US diplomacy and the North African ‘War of the Sands’ (1963)

  title={US diplomacy and the North African ‘War of the Sands’ (1963)},
  author={A. J. Torres-Garc{\'i}a},
  journal={The Journal of North African Studies},
  pages={324 - 348}
  • A. Torres-García
  • Published 22 February 2013
  • Political Science
  • The Journal of North African Studies
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