"A New Kind of War": Americas Global Strategy and the Truman Doctrine in Greece by Howard Jones

"A New Kind of War": Americas Global Strategy and the Truman Doctrine in Greece

byHoward Jones

Paperback | March 1, 1997

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America's experience in Greece has often been cited as a model by those later policymakers in Washington who regard the involvement as a "victory" for American foreign policy. Indeed, President Johnson and others referred to Greece as the model for America's deepening involvement in Vietnamduring the mid-1960's. Greece became the battlefield for a new kind of war--one that included the use of guerrilla warfare, propaganda, war in the shadows, terror tactics and victory based on outlasting the enemy. It was also a test before the world of America's resolve to protect the principle ofself-determination. Jones argues that American policy towards Greece was the focal point in the development of a global strategy designed to combat totalitarianism. He also argues that had the White House and others drawn the real "lessons" from the intervention in Greece, the decisions regardingVietnam might have been more carefully thought out.

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Howard Jones is at University of Alabama.
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Title:"A New Kind of War": Americas Global Strategy and the Truman Doctrine in GreeceFormat:PaperbackDimensions:360 pages, 9.13 × 5.98 × 0.94 inPublished:March 1, 1997Publisher:Oxford University Press

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'One hopes that everyone concerned about U.S. foreign policy will study Jones's excellent work and absorb its thoughtful admonition.'

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"By viewing events in Greece as they appeared to American leaders at the time, Howard Jones succeeds in redeeming the much maligned Truman Doctrine."--Robert A. Divine, University of Texas at Austin