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
     
 

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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

Introduction 3(14)
1 Holding the Line in Greece
17(19)
2 The Truman Doctrine and the Beginnings of Global Strategy
36(27)
3 The Need for American Military Assistance
63(16)
4 The Call for American Combat Troops
79(16)
5 The Decision to Extend Operational Advice
95(12)
6 The Joint U.S. Military Advisory and Planning Group
107(16)
7 Corollaries of a Global Strategy
123(17)
8 The Greek Children
140(12)
9 Toward the Spring Offensive of 1948
152(17)
10 Grammos and Vitsi
169(22)
11 The Communists' Peace Offensive
191(23)
12 Denouement
214(13)
13 "On All Fronts"
227(10)
Appendix I. Message of the President of the United States, March 12, 1947 237(6)
Appendix II. Public Law 75, May 22, 1947 243(4)
Notes 247(70)
Index 317

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