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

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Overview


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.
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"One hopes that everyone concerned about U.S. foreign policy will study Jones's excellent work and absorb its thoughtful admonition."--Perspective

"[An] excellent, well-researched study....Most impressive."--Journal of American History

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195113853
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 5/28/1997
  • Edition description: REPRINT
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 360
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.12 (h) x 0.93 (d)

Table of Contents

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