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Published: 23 June 2005

512 Pages

5-5/16 x 8 inches

ISBN: 9780195174472

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Strategies of Containment

A Critical Appraisal of American National Security Policy during the Cold War

Revised and Expanded Edition

John Lewis Gaddis

  • This updated edition of Gaddis' classic carries the history of containment through the end of the Cold War
  • 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-Kissinger strategy of detente
  • This updated edition now includes a comprehensive assessment of how Reagan - and Gorbechev - completed the process of containment, thereby bringing the Cold War to an end
  • A must-read for anyone interested in Cold War history, grand strategy, and the origins of the post-Cold War world