KC Johnson

LBJ & Realigning the U.S. Middle Eastern Role

  • Zach Levey, “The United States’ Skyhawk Sale to Israel, 1966: Strategic Exigencies of an Arms Deal,” Diplomatic History, Vol. 28, pp. 255-276.
  • Avner Cohen, “Israel and the Origins of U.S. Nonproliferation Policy: The Crucial Decade, 1958-1968,” The Nonproliferation Review, Vol. 1988, pp. 1-19.
  • Arlene Lazarowitz, “Different Approaches to a Regional Search for Balance: The Johnson Administration, the State Department, and the Middle East, 1964–1967,” Diplomatic History, pp. 25-54.


senior officials in State Dept., who want more flexibility on Israel’s part regarding arms sales.

Robert Komer, helping to conduct the negotiations with Israel, skeptical about wisdom of pressing Israel.


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