Strategies of Containment: A Critical Appraisal of American National Security Policy during the Cold War

Strategies of Containment: A Critical Appraisal of American National Security Policy during the Cold War

John Lewis Gaddis


whilst Strategies of Containment was once first released, the Soviet Union was once nonetheless a superpower, Ronald Reagan was once president of the us, and the Berlin Wall used to be nonetheless status. This up-to-date version of Gaddis' vintage contains the background of containment throughout the finish of the chilly warfare. starting with Franklin D. Roosevelt's postwar plans, Gaddis offers a radical severe research of George F. Kennan's unique technique of containment, NSC-68, The Eisenhower-Dulles "New Look," the Kennedy-Johnson "flexible reaction" procedure, the Nixon-Kissinger technique of detente, and now a finished review of ways Reagan - and Gorbechev - accomplished the method of containment, thereby bringing the chilly warfare to an end.

He concludes, provocatively, that Reagan extra successfully than the other chilly battle president drew upon the strengths of either methods whereas keeping off their weaknesses. A must-read for someone attracted to chilly struggle background, grand process, and the origins of the post-Cold struggle world.

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