Dual Alliance

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Dual Alliance,

1879–82: see Triple Alliance and Triple EntenteTriple Alliance and Triple Entente
, two international combinations of states that dominated the diplomatic history of Western Europe from 1882 until they came into armed conflict in World War I.
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Thus Kennedy believed that America could uphold its friendship and commitments both to Israel and the Arabs, but he would not agree to an Israeli-American dual alliance.
It was, rather, the 1879 Dual Alliance with Austria-Hungary that was the central feature of Bismarck's foreign policy, although the Iron Chancellor did conclude a secret arrangement with Russia in 1887.
addresses this "command failure" as it concerned the war plans of the Dual Alliance of Germany and--his special focus--Austria-Hungary.