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The national security [electronic resource] : its theory and practice, 1945-1960 / edited by Norman A. Graebner.

Contributor(s): Graebner, Norman A.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1986Description: 1 online resource (xii, 316 p.).ISBN: 9780198021032 (electronic bk.); 0198021038 (electronic bk.); 1280523107; 9781280523106.Subject(s): National security -- United States | United States -- Military policy | Civil-military relations -- United States -- History -- 20th century | Relations pouvoir civil-pouvoir militaire -- �Etats-Unis -- Histoire -- 20e si�ecle | S�ecurit�e nationale -- �Etats-Unis | �Etats-Unis -- Politique militaire | TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING -- Military Science | HISTORY -- Military -- Other | Milit�arpolitik | Sicherheitspolitik | USA | Geschichte 1945-1960 | United States National security Policies of governmentGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: National security.DDC classification: 355/.033073 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Introduction: The sources of postwar insecurity / Norman A. Graebner -- The course of the national security policy: The national security policy from Truman to Eisenhower: Did the "hidden hand" leadership make any difference? / Richard D. Challener -- Economic foreign policy and the quest for security / Lloyd C. Gardner -- The evolution of nuclear planning: Scientists, arms control, and national security / Martin J. Sherwin -- The origins of overkill: nuclear weapons and American strategy / David Alan Rosenberg -- The bureaucratic and political environment: Civil-military relations: the president and the general / Douglas Kinnard -- The presidency and national security organization / I.M. Destler -- The domestic politics of national security / Gary W. Reichard -- Conclusion: The limits of nuclear strategy / Norman A. Graebner.
Summary: The Allied victory in World War II led to a feeling in the US of grandeur and omnipotence, as America became the most powerful country in recent history and US dollars were used to rebuild war-torn Europe. Russian acquisitiveness and ideology, however, soon changed the national euphoria to fear. As Washington reverberated with reports of a planned Communist monolith, national defence and negotiation from strength became the rallying cries of the country. This collection of essays explores the national security policies developed in response to this threat by the Truman and Eisenhower administrations. More pointed and analytic than any other book on the subject, it shows clearly that the makers of Cold War policy were motivated by assumptions of a global Soviet danger. It also examines the nature of US security policy and points to the growing gap between the ends of a global security policy - to protect Western democracy from the 'Red Menace' - and the means - a nuclear strategy with limited applications.
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"On April 21-23, 1982, the United States Military Academy at West Point held a symposium The Theory and Practice of National Security, 1945-1960."

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Introduction: The sources of postwar insecurity / Norman A. Graebner -- [1.] The course of the national security policy: The national security policy from Truman to Eisenhower: Did the "hidden hand" leadership make any difference? / Richard D. Challener -- Economic foreign policy and the quest for security / Lloyd C. Gardner -- [2.] The evolution of nuclear planning: Scientists, arms control, and national security / Martin J. Sherwin -- The origins of overkill: nuclear weapons and American strategy / David Alan Rosenberg -- [3.] The bureaucratic and political environment: Civil-military relations: the president and the general / Douglas Kinnard -- The presidency and national security organization / I.M. Destler -- The domestic politics of national security / Gary W. Reichard -- Conclusion: The limits of nuclear strategy / Norman A. Graebner.

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The Allied victory in World War II led to a feeling in the US of grandeur and omnipotence, as America became the most powerful country in recent history and US dollars were used to rebuild war-torn Europe. Russian acquisitiveness and ideology, however, soon changed the national euphoria to fear. As Washington reverberated with reports of a planned Communist monolith, national defence and negotiation from strength became the rallying cries of the country. This collection of essays explores the national security policies developed in response to this threat by the Truman and Eisenhower administrations. More pointed and analytic than any other book on the subject, it shows clearly that the makers of Cold War policy were motivated by assumptions of a global Soviet danger. It also examines the nature of US security policy and points to the growing gap between the ends of a global security policy - to protect Western democracy from the 'Red Menace' - and the means - a nuclear strategy with limited applications.

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