The National Security: Its Theory and Practice, 1945-1960 by Norman A. Graebner

The National Security: Its Theory and Practice, 1945-1960

EditorNorman A. Graebner

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Based on a conference at West Point, this volume explores the national security policies developed by the Truman and Eisenhower administrations in response to the threat of Soviet expansionism. More pointed and analytic than any other book on the subject, it shows clearly that the makers ofCold War policy were motivated by fear. It also examines the nature of U.S. security policy and points to the growing gap between the ends and the means of global security policy--the goal of protecting Western democracy from the "Red Menace" by using a nuclear strategy with limited applications.The contributors, including David Alan Rosenberg, Lloyd C. Gardner, Martin J. Sherwin, and Gary W. Reichard explore such issues as how dependence on nuclear weapons became the central doctrine of American foreign policy, the bureaucratic and political context of U.S. security, Eisenhower's ongoingdisputes with Army and Navy leaders over the security issue, the objections of Democrats to the evolving security strategy, and the limits of Cold War policy, particularly how the viewing of the Third World through a U.S.-Soviet prism impeded us from developing a truly global security policy.Written in an accessible, journalistic style, The National Security makes available a wealth of information on the Cold War period and offers insights into fears that dominate political thinking to this day.

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Norman A. Graebner is a Professor of History and Public Affairs at the University of Virginia.
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Title:The National Security: Its Theory and Practice, 1945-1960Format:PaperbackDimensions:328 pages, 7.99 × 5.31 × 0.75 inPublished:April 30, 1999Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0195039874

ISBN - 13:9780195039870

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"A valuable addition to the literature on this important period in the nation's history."--International Journal on World Peace