Probably as many British flags as American flew at the White House last week during the visit of British Prime Minister David Cameron and his family. During ceremonies, President Barack Obama hailed the nearly 200-year-old "rock solid" relationship between the U.S. and Great Britain.
The visit, the ceremonies, and the positive Anglo-American rhetoric have prompted me to take a brief look at the diplomatic durability of the alliance. Read here for a look at U.S.-British diplomacy in the 19th Century, which is the first of a three-part series.
Photo: The Obamas and the Camerons wave to a crowd from a White House balcony, March 14, 2012.
Photo by Lawrence Jackson/White House