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What People are Saying

"Dennis Kux's book possesses a wealth of new information, based partly on fresh research in published and archival sources, but based even more impressively on the more than 100 personal interviews he conducted with former diplomats and defense officials in both the United States and Pakistan." -- Robert J. McMahon, University of Florida

"Kux's study is, to my knowledge, the first full-dress, comprehensive, and authoritative study of U.S.-Pakistan relations. Focused primarily on formal diplomacy between these two countries, it systematically chronicles the major events, deftly handles the primary issues, and sympathetically considers the key political and diplomatic figures on both sides." -- Robert Wirsing, University of South Carolina

Chapter List

Foreword- Edward M. Rowell and Kenneth N. Rogers, Jr.

Chapter 1: The United States and the Pakistan Movement
Chapter 2: Truman: Friends, Not Allies
Chapter 3: Eisenhower I: America's Most Allied Ally in Asia
Chapter 4: Eisenhower II: Ike Likes Ayub
Chapter 5: Kennedy: Alliance Troubles
Chapter 6: Johnson: The Alliance Unravels
Chapter 7: Nixon: The Tilt
Chapter 8: Ford: Enter the Nuclear Issue
Chapter 9: Carter: The Low Point
Chapter 10: Reagan: Partners Again
Chapter 11: Bush: The Partnership Collapses
Chapter 12: Clinton: Living with a Nuclear Pakistan
Chapter 13: An Unstable Partnership

Interviews and Oral Histories

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