Undermining the Kremlin : America's strategy to subvert the Soviet Bloc, 1947-1956 / Gregory Mitrovich.
By: Mitrovich, Gregory.Material type: TextSeries: Cornell studies in security affairs: Publisher: Ithaca, [N.Y.] : Cornell University Press, c2000Description: x, 235 p. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0801437113 (cloth); 9780801437113 (cloth).Subject(s): United States -- Military policy | National security -- United States -- History -- 20th century | Cold War | United States -- Foreign relations -- Communist countries | Communist countries -- Foreign relations -- United StatesDDC classification: 327.1273/047/09045 LOC classification: UA23 | .M58 2000Other classification: 15.85
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 227-229) and index.
Introduction: The Origins of Postwar U.S. National Security Policy -- Defining an Offensive Strategy, 1948-1949 -- Intensifying the Offensive: Atomic Weapons, Strategic Uncertainty, and NSC 68, 1950-1951 -- Redefining Policy: Charles Bohlen and the Retrenchment of 1952 -- Liberation, Coexistence, or Annihilation: U.S. Policy in the Era of the Hydrogen Bomb, 1953-1956 -- Conclusion: America's Cold War Objectives.
"Drawing on recently declassified U.S. documents, Mitrovich reveals a range of previously unknown covert actions launched during the Truman and Eisenhower administrations. Through the aggressive use of psychological warfare, officials sought to provoke political crisis among key Soviet leaders, to incite nationalist tensions within the USSR, and to foment unrest across Eastern Europe. Mitrovich demonstrates that inspiration for these efforts did not originate within the intelligence community, but with individuals at the highest levels of policymaking in the U.S. government."--BOOK JACKET.