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The Price of Alliance

The Politics and Procurement of Leopard Tanks for Canada's NATO Brigade

The first major reappraisal of Pierre Trudeau's controversial defence policy, The Price of Alliance uses the 1976 procurement of Leopard tanks for Canada's troops in Europe to shed light on Canada's relationship with NATO. After six years of pressure from Canada's allies, Trudeau was convinced that Canadian tanks in Europe were necessary to support foreign policy objectives, and the tanks symbolized an increased Canadian commitment to NATO. Drawing on interviews and records from Canada, NATO, the US, and Germany, Frank Maas addresses the problems of defence policymaking within a multi-country alliance, and the opportunities and difficulties of Canadian defence procurement.

About the Author

Frank Maas teaches in the School of Language and Liberal Studies at Fanshawe College.

Endorsements

"This is one of the most important and original contributions to Canadian foreign relations history in years."—Robert Bothwell, professor of history at the University of Toronto

"This book adds a very considerable amount of depth, nuance, and detail to the existing scholarship in this field, all wrapped up in a well written and thoroughly researched package. It may well become the standard work on the subject."—Joseph T. Jockel, professor of Canadian studies at St. Lawrence University

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