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Kennedy's wars : Berlin, Cuba, Laos, and Vietnam

Author: Lawrence Freedman
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2000.
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John Fitzgerald Kennedy was President of the United States when the Cold War was at its height, with crises developing over West Berlin, Cuba and Vietnam. Yet most works have focused on the myth of  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Ressources Internet
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Freedman, Lawrence.
Kennedy's wars.
New York : Oxford University Press, 2000
(DLC) 99087898
Named Person: John F Kennedy; John F Kennedy; John F Kennedy; John F Kennedy
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Lawrence Freedman
OCLC Number: 300411607
Notes: Titre de l'écran-titre (visionné le 3 oct. 2008).
Description: 1 online resource (xx, 528 p.) : ill.
Contents: Preface - Kennedy's Wars. Dramatis Personae. Introduction. Section 1: The Cold War and How to Fight It. 1: Liberal Anti Communism. 2: Beyond Massive Retaliation. 3: The Third World Alternative. 4: Policies and People. Section 2: Berlin and Nuclear Statagy. 5: The New Stratagy. 6: To Vienna and Back. 7: The Berlin Anomaly. 8: A Contest of Resolve. 9: The Wall. 10: Tests and Tension. 11: Flexible Response. 12: Berlin to Cuba. Section 3: Cuba13: . 13: Removing Castro. 14: A Deniable Plan. 15: A Undeniable Fiasco. 16: Still Castro. 17: Mongoose. 18: Searching for Missiles. 19: The Options Debated. 20: Blockade. 21: Military Steps. 22: Political Steps. 23: The Denoument. 24: A Crisis Managed. 25: Aftermath. 26: Back to Square One. Section 4: Alliances and Detente. 27: The Sino-Soviet Split. 28: Towards a Test Ban. 29: The Test Ban Treaty. 30: Measured Response. Section 5: Vietnam. 31: Counter-Insurgency. 32: Laos. 33: Commitment Without Combat. 34: Deciding Not To Decide. 35: The Taylor Report. 36: Decisions. 37: The Influence Of Laos. 38: In the Dark. 39: Coercion and Clients. 40: Diem's Assassination. 41: Kennedy to Johnson. Conclusion. Notes. Bibliography
Responsibility: Lawrence Freedman.

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