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Why do Britain, France, and Italy supply or refuse army help for U.S.-led makes use of of strength? This booklet offers a special, multiple-case examine research of transatlantic burden-sharing. Sixty unique interviews with most sensible policymakers and analysts offer perception into allies' judgements in regards to the Kosovo conflict, Afghanistan, and the Iraq struggle.

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There are three case/proposition possibilities: support, not support, and minimal support. I judge the case to have supported the proposition if the causal factor values and expected outcome align and there is any 28 ● America’s Allies and War evidence that one or more of the posited causal factors led to the outcome (even though the evidence may be mixed and/or convincing rebuttal points may exist). I judge the case to have not supported the proposition if the causal factor values do not align with the outcome.

124 The Mitterrand government believed that if they did not provide troops, the instability threat to French interests would not be resolved. First, the Mitterrand government was concerned that if the United States sent troops but France did not, regional stability would suffer. 127 In short, the Mitterrand government contributed troops because it sought to resolve a threat to stability in the region and because it believed only French troops could resolve it. Mitterrand, like many of his predecessors, was concerned with France’s prestige.

Some evidence supports the claim that Britain’s Vietnam, Lebanon, Persian Gulf, and Somalia ● 35 decision was driven by its role as mediator, so the case provides support for alternative explanation two, but that interpretation has been rebutted by a leading scholar of the case. France: Interest, Prestige, and Alliance When the Johnson administration launched the April 1964 More Flags program they did not formally appeal to the French government, headed by Charles de Gaulle. S. policy that the Johnson administration refrained from asking France for military support?

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