The last time the US did something like this—the Nassau Agreement between JFK and Macmillan essentially subordinating UK’s nukes under American control—de Gaulle pulled France out of NATO. nytimes.com/2021/09/16/us/po…
The United States says it gave France only a few hours’ notice of defense deal that Paris called a...
The degree of French anger recalled the acrimonious rift between Paris and Washington in 2003 over the Iraq war and involved language not seen since then.nytimes.com
1:06 AM · Sep 17, 2021
Again thanks to the mighty @Annibal97783312 for recovering this forgotten chapter of the Cold War
The Skybolt Crisis, the Nassau Agreement, the SR-71 Blackbird, the SST, the Thunderbirds puppetoon—all roads lead to the XB-70 Valkyrie.
Expect more fallout, though not necessarily so public. From what I’m hearing, Biden Admin completely dismissive of France over this.
Breaking News: France recalled its ambassador to the U.S. in protest over America's deal to help Australia deploy nuclear-powered submarines. nyti.ms/3nHHpv0