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

Author: Lawrence Freedman
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2002.
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In 'Kennedy's Wars' noted historian Lawrence Freedman draws on the best of Cold War scholarship and newly released government documents to illuminate Kennedy's approach to war and his efforts for peace.
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Named Person: John F Kennedy; John F Kennedy; John F Kennedy
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lawrence Freedman
ISBN: 0195152433 9780195152432
OCLC Number: 48931983
Description: xx, 528 pages, [12] pages of plates : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: The Cold War and how to fight it. Liberal anticommunism ; Beyond massive retaliation ; The Third World alternative ; Policies and people --
Berlin and nuclear strategy. The new strategy ; To Vienna and back ; The Berlin anomaly ; A contest of resolve ; The wall ; Tests and tension ; Flexible response ; Berlin to Cuba --
Cuba. Removing Castro ; A deniable plan ; An undeniable fiasco ; Still Castro ; Mongoose ; Searching for missiles ; The options debated ; Blockade ; Military steps ; Political steps ; The denouement ; A crisis managed ; Aftermath ; Back to square one --
Alliances and détente. The Sino-Soviet split ; Toward a test ban ; The test ban treaty ; Measured response --
Vietnam. Counterinsurgency ; Laos ; Commitment without combat ; Deciding not to decide ; The Taylor report ; Decisions ; The influence of Laos ; In the dark ; Coercion and clients ; Diem's assassination ; Kennedy to Johnson.
Responsibility: Lawrence Freedman.
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