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|Named Person:||George F Kennan; George Frost Kennan; George F Kennan; George F Kennan|
|Material Type:||Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Book, Internet Resource|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Wilson D Miscamble
|ISBN:||0691086206 9780691086200 0691024839 9780691024837|
|Description:||xvii, 419 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.|
|Contents:||Ch. 1. Director of the Policy Planning Staff --
Ch. 2. Launching the Marshall Plan --
Ch. 3. Meditertanean Crises: Greece, Italy, and Palestine --
Ch. 4. The North Atlantic Treaty --
Ch. 5. The Division of Germany --
Ch. 6. Titoism, Eastern Europe, and Political Warfare --
Ch. 7. The Limits of America's China Policy --
Ch. 8. Japan and Southeast Asia --
Ch. 9. The Hydrogen Bomb and the Soviet Threat --
Ch. 10. Korean Dilemmas and Beyond --
Conclusion: America's Global Planner? --
Appendix A: Policy Planning Staff Papers, 1947-1949.
|Series Title:||Princeton studies in international history and politics.|
|Responsibility:||Wilson D. Miscamble.|
Miscamble scrutinizes Kennan's subsequent influence over foreign policymaking during the crucial years from 1947 to 1950. Despite an already large literature on the origins of the Cold War, this exhaustively researched study casts new light on American foreign policy during the Truman administration: it clearly shows how policy was actually made. Neither a survey of Kennan's ideas nor a simple narrative of his activities devoid of context, it covers the wider spectrum of.
Discussion and decision within the State Department and beyond. Miscamble argues that American foreign policy from 1947 to 1950 was not simply a working out of a clearly delineated strategy of containment. Far from dictating policies, the famous containment doctrine was formed by them in a piecemeal and pragmatic manner.