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Creating an American lake : United States imperialism and strategic security in the Pacific Basin, 1945-1947

Author: Hal M Friedman
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2001.
Series: Contributions in military studies, no. 198.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An examination of American foreign policy from the beginning of the Truman Administration to the implementation of Containment in 1947. As a case study of the early Cold War efforts, it explores  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Hal M Friedman
ISBN: 0313313016 9780313313011
OCLC Number: 42823684
Description: xxix, 219 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: 1. Modified Mahanism: Pearl Harbor, the Pacific War, and the Mobile Defense of the Postwar Basin 1 --
2. A Security Blanket for Paradise: The American Lake Effect and US Pacific Basin Security Policy in the 1940s 17 --
3. Bear in the Pacific? US Intelligence Perceptions of Soviet Power Projection in the Pacific Basin 37 --
4. Limitations of Collective Security: The United States, the Great Powers, and the Pacific Basin 63 --
5. Chosen Instruments and Open Doors in the Pacific: US Strategic Security and Economic Policy in the Pacific Islands 95 --
6. "Races Undesirable from a Military Point of View": US Cultural Security and the Pacific Islands 117 --
7. "As a Forward Bulwark of the American Way of Life": Americanization as a Strategic Security Measure 137 --
Conclusion: Out with the Old, in with the New? Continuities and Changes in American Pacific Policy 143.
Series Title: Contributions in military studies, no. 198.
Responsibility: by Hal M. Friedman ; foreword by Dirk Anthony Ballendorf.

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