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Title America's Cold War the politics of insecurity Campbell Craig and Fredrik Logevall
Imprint Cambridge, Mass. Belknap Press of Harvard University Press 2009


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Subject United States -- Foreign relations -- 1945-1989.
United States -- Foreign relations -- 1989-
United States -- Politics and government -- 1945-1989.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1989-
Cold War -- Influence.
United States
Förenta staterna -- historia -- 1945-
Cold War (1945-1989) fast (OCoLC)fst01754978
Since 1945
Geschichte 1945-1989
Genre Electronic books
Contents The demise of free security -- Confrontation -- To the ends of the earth -- Leaner and meaner -- The nuclear Rubicon -- Gulliver's travails -- Nixon's world -- A new Cold War -- Endgame
Summary "The Cold War dominated world affairs during the half century following World War II. It ended in victory for the United States, yet it was a costly triumph, claiming trillions of dollars in defense spending and the lives of nearly 100,000 U.S. soldiers. Apocalyptic anti-communism sharply limited the range of acceptable political debate, while American actions overseas led to the death of millions of innocent civilians and destabilized dozens of nations that posed no threat to the United States." "In a new interpretation, Campbell Craig and Fredrik Logevall reexamine the successes and failures of America's Cold War. The United States dealt effectively with the threats of Soviet predominance in Europe and of nuclear war in the early years of the conflict. But in engineering this policy, American leaders successfully paved the way for domestic actors and institutions with a vested interest in the struggle's continuation. Long after the USSR had been effectively contained, Washington continued to wage a virulent Cold War that entailed a massive arms buildup, wars in Korea and Vietnam, the support of repressive regimes and counterinsurgencies, and a pronounced militarization of American political culture."--Jacket
Other Author Logevall, Fredrik, 1963- author.
Other Title Print version Craig, Campbell, 1964- America's Cold War Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2009 9780674035539