Journal of Transatlantic Studies

, Volume 3, Issue 1, pp 89–104 | Cite as

The Atlantic Community in the age of International Terrorism

  • Donald J. Puchala
Part III: Strategic Issues and Alliance Cohesion


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  • Donald J. Puchala
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  1. 1.University of South CarolinaUSA

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