"A new kind of war" : America's global strategy and the Truman Doctrine in Greece /
Howard Jones.
New York : Oxford University Press, 1989.
xiv, 327 p., [14] p. of plates : ill.
0195045815 (alk. paper)
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New York : Oxford University Press, 1989.
0195045815 (alk. paper)
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Appeared in Choice on 1989-10:
Jones has well-established academic credentials in the field of US diplomatic history. His research for this work is strongly shown by the 68 pages of notes that accompany the text. Contents cover the Truman Doctrine, reasons for its development, its application in the Greek Civil War, and the foreign policy it introduced. The work is scholarly in presentation. At the same time it is not ponderous, but allows the reader to move along. The ultimate value of this study lies in the author's ability to show how containment, flexible response, and, ultimately, Vietnam grew out of the Doctrine. A fine, well-documented, and clear exposition. The frontispiece map is useful, but would have been better incorporated into the text. Photos in the midsection help to identify the major participants. Adequate index; good printing and binding. Upper-division undergraduates and above. -W. T. Eagan, University of Southern Colorado
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America's experience in Greece has often been cited as a model by those later policymakers in Washington who regard the involvement as a "victory" for American foreign policy. Indeed, President Johnson and others referred to Greece as the model for America's deepening involvement in Vietnam during the mid-1960's. Greece became the battlefield for a new kind of war--one that included the use of guerrilla warfare, propaganda, war in the shadows, terror tactics and victory based on outlasting the enemy. It was also a test before the world of America's resolve to protect the principle of self-determination. Jones argues that American policy towards Greece was the focal point in the development of a global strategy designed to combat totalitarianism. He also argues that had the White House and others drawn the real "lessons" from the intervention in Greece, the decisions regarding Vietnam might have been more carefully thought out.
Table of Contents
Introductionp. 3
Holding the Line in Greecep. 17
The Truman Doctrine and the Beginnings of Global Strategyp. 36
The Need for American Military Assistancep. 63
The Call for American Combat Troopsp. 79
The Decision to Extend Operational Advicep. 95
The Joint U.S. Military Advisory and Planning Groupp. 107
Corollaries of a Global Strategyp. 123
The Greek Childrenp. 140
Toward the Spring Offensive of 1948p. 152
Grammos and Vitsip. 169
The Communists' Peace Offensivep. 191
Denouementp. 214
"On All Fronts"p. 227
Message of the President of the United States, March 12, 1947p. 237
Public Law 75, May 22, 1947p. 243
Notesp. 247
Indexp. 317
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