‘The lady has already been violated in public’
The Skybolt crisis, in the view of Arthur Schlesinger, one of Kennedy’s close advisers at the time, ‘compelled the President to choose between those in his own Government whose main interest lay in transforming Western Europe, including Britain, into a unified political and economic entity, and those whose main interest lay in guarding the Anglo-American special relationship and integrity of the deterrent’.
KeywordsNuclear Weapon Special Relationship Nuclear Force National Security Council Nuclear Deterrent
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Notes and References
- 11.George Ball, The Past Has Another Pattern (W.W. Norton, 1982) p. 268.Google Scholar