"This is an exhaustive study of efforts by the U.S. and Japan to produce a new generation of fighter aircraft. . . . [T]his is an excellent study of the use of gaiatsu (foreign pressure) by the United States to influence Japanese defense policies. . . . This study will undoubtedly have considerable appeal to specialists in areas of defense planning and development. It will also be interesting to those who wish to more fully understand the difficulties of collaboration between two countries."
—L. Jerold Adams, Perspectives on Political Science
"Mark Lorell does an admirable job of using primary source material, interviews, and periodicals to accurately portray events and their relevance. . . . Troubled Partnership should be on the reading list for every policy maker and action officer."
—Maj Raymond L. Laffoon Jr., Airpower Journal
"Troubled Partnership is well-written, exhaustively researched, and comprehensively documented and goes far beyond anything previously published on the subject. This book will greatly help to inform the debate about future collaborative military research and development projects with Japan, but it has a potentially much broader readership among people interested in technology and U.S. industrial competitiveness."
—Francis Fukuyama, author of The End of History and the Last Man and Trust