Cover

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pp. 1-3

Title

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pp. 4-4

Copyright

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pp. 5-7

Contents

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pp. vii-9

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Introduction

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pp. 1-12

THE ALLEGED FACTS of "power and weakness" that characterized the transatlantic debate over the use of force in Iraq were theoretically flawed and historically misleading. Theoretically, the "facts" of American power appeared to reduce the concept of power to its military dimension at the expense...

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CHAPTER ONE. Terms of Estrangement

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pp. 13-45

OVER THE YEARS, France has been America's most difficult ally in Europe. When asserting its leadership in and beyond Europe, the United States repeatedly found France to be an obstacle--the first ally to raise objections, however marginal, and often the last to join the consensus. So it was after...

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CHAPTER TWO. Terms of Endearment

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pp. 46-80

THROUGHOUT THE PREWAR debate over Iraq, the clash between George W. Bush and Jacques Chirac-between the United States and Franceprovided for the most significant crisis in transatlantic relations since the debates over Germany's rearmament and the Suez crisis fifty years earlier....

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CHAPTER THREE. Terms of Disparagement

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pp. 81-111

AFTER 1945, France and Britain were the only plausible contenders for leadership in postwar Europe west of Russia. However, for either nation to act accordingly required U.S. support--to tame Germany, to preserve the empires, and to contain Russia. Denied such support, neither Britain nor France...

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CHAPTER FOUR. Terms of Entanglement

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pp. 112-140

THE WAR IN Iraq stands as a decisive moment in the unipolar world that followed the end of the Cold War--a world that the war certainly defined but also helped to end. Most directly, the war was made possible by the events of September 11, 2001, to which it was linked, even though Saddam...

NOTES

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pp. 141-163

INDEX

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pp. 165-170

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ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

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pp. 171-172

For this book, as for any other that came before--or any more that might come later-acknowledgments go first to my students, currently in the Graduate Program in International Studies at Old Dominion University, in Norfolk, Virginia, and previously at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced...