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Author Paz Salinas, María Emilia.

Title Strategy, security, and spies : Mexico and the U.S. as allies in World War II / Maria Emilia Paz.

Published University Park, Pa. : Pennsylvania State University Press, c1997.


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 UniM Store  Q57672    AVAILABLE
Physical description xii, 264 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [245]-253) and index.
Contents 1. The Advent of Hemispheric Defense -- 2. Mexico and the Axis Threat -- 3. 1940: First Steps Toward Military Partnership -- 4. 1940-1941: The First Defense Deals -- 5. The Strategic Role of Mexican Minerals -- 6. Mexico, the Reluctant Ally -- 7. Mexico Moves Against the Axis -- 8. Mexico Declares "A State of War" -- 9. Axis Intelligence Activities in Mexico -- 10. U.S. Counterintelligence in Mexico -- 11. An Impasse on Defense Cooperation -- 12. Closing the Circle -- Epilogue: The Dawn of a New Era.
Summary Strategy, Security, and Spies tells the fascinating story of U.S. relations with Mexico during the war years, involving everything from spies and internal bureaucratic struggles in both countries to all sorts of diplomatic maneuverings. Although its focus is on the interactions of the two countries, relative to the threat posed by the Axis powers, a valuable feature of the study is to show how Mexico itself evolved politically in crucial ways during this period, always trying to maintain the delicate balance between the divisive force of Mexican nationalism and the countervailing force of economic dependency and security self-interest.
Subject World War, 1939-1945 -- Diplomatic history.
United States -- Military relations -- Mexico.
Mexico -- Military relations -- United States.
Mexico -- Politics and government -- 1910-1946.
ISBN 0271016655 (cloth : alk. paper)
0271016663 (paper : alk. paper)