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An unsung soldier : the life of Gen. Andrew J. Goodpaster

Author: Robert S Jordan
Publisher: Annapolis, Maryland : Naval Institute Press, [2013]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Gen. Andrew J. Goodpaster was one of the leading soldier-scholars of his time. He was one of the key figures during the Cold War - one who stood among the dominant American military and political personalities of those times. Goodpaster served Gen. Dwight Eisenhower in establishing the international military component of NATO and then served as his Staff Secretary. He achieved the highest international military  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
History
Military history
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Jordan, Robert S., 1929-
Unsung soldier.
Annapolis, Maryland : Naval Institute Press, [2013]
(DLC) 2013018691
Named Person: Andrew J Goodpaster; Dwight D Eisenhower; Dwight D Eisenhower; Andrew J Goodpaster
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert S Jordan
ISBN: 9781612512792 1612512798
OCLC Number: 844245517
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: List of acronyms and abbreviations --
A career in preparation and execution --
The professional foundation --
Professional planning --
Goodpaster and the creation of NATO/SHAPE --
Solarium: the articulation of a national posture --
The "new look" --
Goodpaster with Eisenhower --
Presidential staff secretary and counselor --
A functional national security system --
National defense writ large --
Eisenhower's health crises --
The U-2 and overflights --
Arrival at the top --
Deputy commander and commander-designate in VIet Nam --
As NATO Supreme Allied Commander --
Returning to West Point as Superintendent --
Conclusions: the soldier-scholar in the national security policy process --
Afterword --
Appendix: contributions to public and voluntary service.
Other Titles: Life of Gen. Andrew J. Goodpaster
Responsibility: Robert S. Jordan.

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Gen. Andrew J. Goodpaster was one of the leading soldier-scholars of his time. He was one of the key figures during the Cold War - one who stood among the dominant American military and political personalities of those times. Goodpaster served Gen. Dwight Eisenhower in establishing the international military component of NATO and then served as his Staff Secretary. He achieved the highest international military command assignment possible? as NATO's Supreme Allied Commander, Europe and restored the integrity of West Point during a major ethical crisis. Upon his final retirement and for o.

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