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Strategies of Containment : a Critical Appraisal of American National Security Policy during the Cold War.

Author: John Lewis Gaddis
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, USA, 2005.
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When Strategies of Containment was first published, the Soviet Union was still a superpower, Ronald Reagan was president of the United States, and the Berlin Wall was still standing. This updated edition of Gaddis' classic carries the history of containment through the end of the Cold War. Beginning with Franklin D. Roosevelt's postwar plans, Gaddis provides a thorough critical analysis of George F. Kennan's  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John Lewis Gaddis
ISBN: 9780198038900 0198038909 1280844833 9781280844836
OCLC Number: 437109437
Description: 1 online resource (503 pages)
Contents: Contents; Abbreviations; ONE: Prologue: Containment Before Kennan; TWO: George F. Kennan and the Strategy of Containment; THREE: Implementing Containment; FOUR: NSC-68 and the Korean War; FIVE: Eisenhower, Dulles, and the New Look; SIX: Implementing the New Look; SEVEN: Kennedy, Johnson, and Flexible Response; EIGHT: Implementing Flexible Response: Vietnam as a Test Case; NINE: Nixon, Kissinger, and Détente; TEN: Implementing Détente; ELEVEN: Reagan, Gorbachev, and the Completion of Containment; TWELVE: Epilogue: Containment After the Cold War; Appendix; Notes; Bibliography; Index.

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When Strategies of Containment was first published, the Soviet Union was still a superpower, Ronald Reagan was president of the United States, and the Berlin Wall was still standing. This updated edition of Gaddis' classic carries the history of containment through the end of the Cold War. Beginning with Franklin D. Roosevelt's postwar plans, Gaddis provides a thorough critical analysis of George F. Kennan's original strategy of containment, NSC-68, The Eisenhower-Dulles "New Look," the Kennedy-Johnson "flexible response" strategy, the Nixon-Kissinger strategy of detente, a.

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