Strategies of Containment: A Critical Appraisal of American National Security Policy during the Cold War / Edition 2

Strategies of Containment: A Critical Appraisal of American National Security Policy during the Cold War / Edition 2

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by John Lewis Gaddis
     
 

ISBN-10: 019517447X

ISBN-13: 9780195174472

Pub. Date: 06/23/2005

Publisher: Oxford University Press

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

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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, and now a comprehensive assessment of how Reagan - and Gorbechev - completed the process of containment, thereby bringing the Cold War to an end.

He concludes, provocatively, that Reagan more effectively than any other Cold War president drew upon the strengths of both approaches while avoiding their weaknesses. A must-read for anyone interested in Cold War history, grand strategy, and the origins of the post-Cold War world.

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ISBN-13:
9780195174472
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
06/23/2005
Edition description:
Updated Edition
Pages:
512
Sales rank:
385,431
Product dimensions:
7.90(w) x 5.30(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

1Prologue : containment before Kennan3
2George F. Kennan and the strategy of containment24
3Implementing containment53
4NSC-68 and the Korean War87
5Eisenhower, Dulles, and the new look125
6Implementing the new look162
7Kennedy, Johnson, and flexible response197
8Implementing flexible response : Vietnam as a test case235
9Nixon, Kissinger, and Detente272
10Implementing Detente307
11Reagan, Gorbachev, and the completion of containment342
12Epilogue : containment after the Cold War380

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