Strategies of Containment: A Critical Appraisal of American National Security Policy during the Cold War by John Lewis GaddisStrategies of Containment: A Critical Appraisal of American National Security Policy during the Cold War by John Lewis Gaddis

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byJohn Lewis Gaddis

Paperback | May 27, 2005

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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 acomprehensive 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.
John Lewis Gaddis is at Yale University.
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Title:Strategies of Containment: A Critical Appraisal of American National Security Policy during the…Format:PaperbackDimensions:512 pages, 5.31 × 7.91 × 1.1 inPublished:May 27, 2005Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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