Alliance in war often seems to be the best preparation for rivalry in peacetime; and perhaps not surprisingly when one thinks of the unaccustomed pressures which war exerts on governments as well as on individuals. When the emergency is over it is natural that thoughts and policies should resume those more independent lines which common danger temporarily obscures. Yet war compels the recognition of priorities.
"The Naval Conferences of the Interwar Years: A Study in Anglo-American Relations,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 30
, Article 7.
Available at: http://digital-commons.usnwc.edu/nwc-review/vol30/iss3/7