AUTHORGaddis, John Lewis
TITLEStrategies of Containment: A Critical Appraisal of American National Security Policy during the Cold War
PUBLISHEROxford University Press
CITYNew York, NY

Esteemed historian, John Lewis Gaddis, addresses United States Cold War strategy from presidents Harry S.Truman to Ronald Reagan in this critical appraisal of national security policy. The chapters examine the evolution of containment strategies employed from 1947 to the conclusion of the Cold War, with titles referencing George F. Kennan and the strategy of containment; NSC-68 and the Korean War; Eisenhower, Dulles and the new look; flexible response with Vietnam as a test case; Nixon, Kissinger, and d├ętente; and Reagan, Gorbachev, and the completion of containment. The book sets up the context initially with the events of World War II leading to the Cold War, and the final chapter describes the status of containment after the Cold War. Extensive end notes accompany the text.

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