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American Cold War Strategy : Interpreting NSC 68

American Cold War Strategy : Interpreting NSC 68 - 93 edition

ISBN13: 978-0312066376

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ISBN13: 978-0312066376
ISBN10: 0312066376
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 93
Publisher: Bedford Books
Published: 1993
International: No

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American Cold War Strategy : Interpreting NSC 68 - 93 edition

ISBN13: 978-0312066376

Ernest R. May

ISBN13: 978-0312066376
ISBN10: 0312066376
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 93
Publisher: Bedford Books

Published: 1993
International: No
Summary

American Cold War Strategy makes available to students, for the very first time, the complete text of NSC 68 - the crucial government memorandum that set American foreign policy for the Cold War. The document is accompanied by 22 commentaries - many of which were written specifically for this book by former U.S. government officials and academic experts Including five foreign scholars - that critically read the document from a wide spectrum of viewpoints. A general introduction by Professor May places NSC 68 in its historical context. May also provides an introductory essay to the commentaries, biographical Information on their authors, and questions to consider when reading the selections. In addition, the volume contains a chronology of the events of the Cold War, maps, a bibliography, and an index.

Table of Contents

Foreward
Preface


Introduction: NSC 68: The Theory and Politics of Strategy

Part I. The Document

NSC 68: United States Objectives and Programs for National Security (April 14, 1950)

Part II. Commentaries

1. Biases, Official and Scholarly
2. Eyewitness Testimony
3. Later Officials' Retrospects
4. Interpreters of U.S. Foreign Policy
5. American Interpreters of American History
6. A World Historian and a Social Scientist
7. Foreign Scholars
8. Afterword


Appendices
Chronology of the Cold War, 1944-1954
Some Public Opinion Polls, 1948-1951
Suggestions for Further Reading
Index
The Postwar Division of Europe (map)
The Spread of Communism in China and Korea (map)

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