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Author Freedman, Lawrence.

Title Kennedy's wars : Berlin, Cuba, Laos, and Vietnam / Lawrence Freedman.

Imprint New York : Oxford University Press, c2000.

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Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    973.922 FRE    Available
Description xx, 528 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [489]-505) and index.
Contents Liberal anticommunism -- Beyond massive retaliation -- The third world alternative -- Policies and people -- The new strategy -- To Vienna and back -- The Berlin anomaly -- A contest of resolve -- The wall -- Tests and tension -- Flexible response -- Berlin to Cuba -- Removing Castro -- A deniable plan -- An undeniable fiasco -- Still Castro -- Mongoose -- Searching for missiles -- The options debated -- Blockade -- Military steps -- Political steps -- The denouement -- A crisis managed -- Aftermath -- Back to square one -- The Sino-Soviet split -- Toward a test ban -- The test ban treaty -- Measured response -- Counterinsurgency -- Laos -- Commitment without combat -- Deciding not to decide -- The Taylor report -- Decisions -- The influence of Laos -- In the dark -- Coersion and clients -- Diem's assasination -- Kennedy to Johnson.
Subject Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963.
Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963 -- Military leadership.
Berlin Wall, Berlin, Germany, 1961-1989.
Cuban Missile Crisis, 1962.
Vietnam War, 1961-1975.
United States -- Foreign relations -- 1961-1963.
United States -- Military policy.
Cuba -- History -- Invasion, 1961.
ISBN 0195134532 (alk. paper) : $35.00

 
    
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