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

Author: Lawrence Freedman
Publisher: New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2002
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An unprecedented portrait of John F. Kennedy as a Cold War military strategist

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Named Person: John F Kennedy
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lawrence Freedman
ISBN: 0195152433 9780195152432
OCLC Number: 874906215
Description: 528 s. : ill. ; 24cm ( pbk)
Contents: PREFACE - KENNEDY'S WARS ; DRAMATIS PERSONAE ; INTRODUCTION ; 1. LIBERAL ANTI COMMUNISM ; 2. Beyond Massive Retaliation ; 3. The Third World Alternative ; 4. Policies and People ; 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 ; 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 ; 27. THE SINO-SOVIET SPLIT ; 28. Towards a Test Ban ; 29. The Test Ban Treaty ; 30. Measured Response ; 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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