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Waging Peace How Eisenhower Shaped an Enduring Cold War Strategy

ISBN-10: 0195140486
ISBN-13: 9780195140484
Edition: 2000
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Book details

List price: $78.00
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/21/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 426
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

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. Waging Peace will be of interest to scholars and students of the Eisenhower era, diplomatic history, the cold war, and contemporary foreign policy.

Richard H. Immerman is the Edward J. Buthusiem Family Distinguished Faculty Fellow in History and the Marvin Wachman Director of the Center for the Study of Force and Diplomacy at Temple University. His books include "John Foster Dulles: Piety, Pragmatism, and Power in U.S. Foreign Policy" and "The CIA in Guatemala: The Foreign Policy of Intervention".

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Prologue
The Truman Legacy
The Prepresidential Eisenhower
The Presecretarial Dulles
Campaigning for Security with Solvency
Processes and Inputs
Organizing for National Security
How Much is Enough?
A Chance for Peace?
The Solarium Exercise
Preparing the Basic National Security Strategy
The Strategy
The Sino-Soviet Threat
Strategic Objectives: Rollback?
Military Strategy
Strengthening the Noncommunist World
Reducing the Nuclear Danger: Arms Control
Epilogue
The Eisenhower Legacy
Notes
Index

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