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A long-time U.S. policy insider’s scholarly and encyclopedic history with unprecedented analysis of the official documents of the Cold War explores its Marxist-Leninist totalitarian roots, faltering pre-Reagan U.S. strategies of Containment, MAD, and Détente, and the Reagan Revolution. This book details Reagan’s integrated new strategies in defense, arms control, diplomacy, information and intelligence, and support for the faiths and forces of freedom that collapsed the Soviet ideology and empire.
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About the Author
Educated at Harvard College and the University of California, Berkeley, Sven Kraemer served in the administrations of six presidents, beginning with John Kennedy. He served in the National Security Council with presidents Johnson, Nixon, Ford and Reagan (as Director of Arms Control); in the Office Secretary of Defense in the Kennedy and George W. Bush Administrations; and on Capitol Hill with Senator John Tower and Representative Jack Kemp. He has held senior staff positions in several policy institutes, long taught a graduate seminar in U.S. national security strategy and arms control, and is a Distinguished Fellow in National Security Affairs at the American Foreign Policy Council in Washington D.C.
Table of ContentsINTRODUCTION
PART I—ROOTS AND STRATEGIES OF THE COLD WAR BEFORE REAGAN 1
PART II—THE REAGAN REVOLUTION IN U.S. COLD WAR STRATEGY: AN OVERVIEW
PART III—THE REAGAN REVOLUTION IN DEFENSE AND ARMS CONTROL 215
PART IV—REAGAN’S FREEDOM STRATEGY AGAINST SOVIET IMPERIALISM, ESPIONAGE, AND “ACTIVE MEASURES” INTELLIGENCE OPERATIONS 369
SECRETARY OF DEFENSE AWARD
REAGAN LETTER TO AUTHOR