Waging Peace: How Eisenhower Shaped an Enduring Cold War Strategy

Waging Peace: How Eisenhower Shaped an Enduring Cold War Strategy

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Waging Peace: How Eisenhower Shaped an Enduring Cold War Strategy by Robert R. Bowie, Richard H. Immerman, Flavia Hodges

Waging Peace offers the first fully comprehensive study of Eisenhower's "New Look" program of national security, which provided the groundwork for the next three decades of America's Cold War strategy. Though the Cold War itself and the idea of containment originated under Truman, it was left to Eisenhower to develop the first coherent and sustainable strategy for addressing the issues unique to the nuclear age. To this end, he designated a decision-making system centered around the National Security Council to take full advantage of the expertise and data from various departments and agencies and of the judgment of his principal advisors. The result was the formation of a "long haul" strategy of preventing war and Soviet expansion and of mitigating Soviet hostility. Only now, in the aftermath of the Cold War, can Eisenhower's achievement be fully appreciated.
This book will be of much interest to scholars and students of the Eisenhower era, diplomatic history, the Cold War, and contemporary foreign policy.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780199879083
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 02/12/1998
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Robert R. Bowie is Emeritus Director of the Center for International Studies at Harvard University. Richard H. Immerman is a Professor at the Center for the Study of Force and Diplomacy at Temple University.

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