A New Kind of War: America's Global Strategy and the Truman Doctrine in Greece / Edition 1

A New Kind of War: America's Global Strategy and the Truman Doctrine in Greece / Edition 1

by Howard Jones
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195113853

ISBN-13: 9780195113853

Pub. Date: 05/28/1997

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

America's experience in Greece has often been cited as a model by those later policymakers in Washington who regard the involvement as a "victory" for American foreign policy. Indeed, President Johnson and others referred to Greece as the model for America's deepening involvement in Vietnam during the mid-1960's. Greece became the battlefield for a new

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America's experience in Greece has often been cited as a model by those later policymakers in Washington who regard the involvement as a "victory" for American foreign policy. Indeed, President Johnson and others referred to Greece as the model for America's deepening involvement in Vietnam during the mid-1960's. Greece became the battlefield for a new kind of war—one that included the use of guerrilla warfare, propaganda, war in the shadows, terror tactics and victory based on outlasting the enemy. It was also a test before the world of America's resolve to protect the principle of self-determination. Jones argues that American policy towards Greece was the focal point in the development of a global strategy designed to combat totalitarianism. He also argues that had the White House and others drawn the real "lessons" from the intervention in Greece, the decisions regarding Vietnam might have been more carefully thought out.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195113853
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
05/28/1997
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
360
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.12(h) x 0.93(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction3
1Holding the Line in Greece17
2The Truman Doctrine and the Beginnings of Global Strategy36
3The Need for American Military Assistance63
4The Call for American Combat Troops79
5The Decision to Extend Operational Advice95
6The Joint U.S. Military Advisory and Planning Group107
7Corollaries of a Global Strategy123
8The Greek Children140
9Toward the Spring Offensive of 1948152
10Grammos and Vitsi169
11The Communists' Peace Offensive191
12Denouement214
13"On All Fronts"227
App. IMessage of the President of the United States, March 12, 1947237
App. IIPublic Law 75, May 22, 1947243
Notes247
Index317

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