Strategies of Containment A Critical Appraisal of American National Security Policy During the Cold War
Edition: 2nd 2004 (Revised)
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Description: 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-Kissenger 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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List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/23/2005
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
John Lewis Gaddis is Robert A. Lovett Professor of History and Political Science at Yale University.
|Prologue: Containment Before Kennan|
|George F. Kennan and the Strategy of Containment|
|NSC-68 and the Korean War|
|Eisenhower, Dulles, and the New Look|
|Implementing the New Look|
|Kennedy, Johnson, and Flexible Response|
|Implementing Flexible Response: Vietnam as a Test Case|
|Nixon, Kissinger, and Detente|
|Reagan, Gorbachev, and the Completion of Containment|
|Epilogue: Containment After the Cold War|