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Kennedy's Wars : Berlin, Cuba, Laos and Vietnam.

Author: Lawrence Freedman
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2001.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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 Camelot, rather than Kennedy's role as a military president. This text aims to fill that gap.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Lawrence Freedman
ISBN: 9781602568655 1602568650
OCLC Number: 437175141
Description: 1 online resource (561 p.)
Contents: Contents; Preface: Kennedy's Wars; Dramatis Personae; Introduction; I. The Cold War and How to Fight It; 1. Liberal Anticommunism; 2. Beyond Massive Retaliation; 3. The Third World Alternative; 4. Policies and People; II. Berlin and Nuclear Strategy; 5. The New Strategy; 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; III. Cuba; 13. Removing Castro; 14. A Deniable Plan; 15. An Undeniable Fiasco; 16. Still Castro; 17. Mongoose; 18. Searching for Missiles; 19. The Options Debated; 20. Blockade. 21. Military Steps22. Political Steps; 23. The Denouement; 24. A Crisis Managed; 25. Aftermath; 26. Back to Square One; IV. Alliances and Détente; 27. The Sino-Soviet Split; 28. Toward a Test Ban; 29. The Test Ban Treaty; 30. Measured Response; V. Vietnam; 31. Counterinsurgency; 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.

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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 Camelot, rather than Kennedy's role as a military president. This text aims to fill that gap.

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