America’s Allies and War: Kosovo, Afghanistan, and Iraq by J. Davidson

By J. Davidson

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

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When the government does not highly value its alliance with the United States and does not see the target as a threat to national interest but an electorally relevant public favors support, the state is likely to provide support. Public opinion—when relevant in electoral terms—can tip the balance between split alliance value and threat/prestige. If the government attaches high value to its alliance with the United States but perceives low threat from the target (and prestige is not implicated) and public opinion favors support, then the state is likely to provide support.

80 While the public and opposition favored refusing the Johnson administration’s request, the opposition was not a credible electoral threat. No policymakers or analysts suggest Italy’s peace image explains its decision to refuse support so the case provides only minimal support for alternative proposition two. Lebanon Britain Britain’s contribution to the MNF in Lebanon was anemic. In August 1982 the United States, France, and Italy contributed troops to make up the MNF, which sought to facilitate the PLO’s evacuation from Beirut.

85 Undoubtedly, the Falklands War was the most significant instance where the alliance with the United States bore fruit. 86 Some evidence links the Thatcher government’s high value for Britain’s alliance with the United States to its decision to provide support. S. desires were important in explaining the outcome. S. efforts to protect the presumed world-wide interests of the Western capitalist powers. . ”90 Middle Eastern instability was a moderate threat to British national interests. A chapter on the British contribution notes that there was a “ .

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