Inside the Cold War From Marx to Reagan

Inside the Cold War From Marx to Reagan : An Unprecedented Guide to the Roots, History, Strategies, and Key Documents of the Cold War

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A long-time U.S. policy insider's scholarly and encyclopedic history with unprecedented analysis of the official documents of the Cold War explores its Marxist-Leninist totalitarian roots, faltering pre-Reagan U.S. strategies of Containment, MAD, and Detente, and the Reagan Revolution. This book details Reagan's integrated new strategies in defense, arms control, diplomacy, information and intelligence, and support for the faiths and forces of freedom that collapsed the Soviet ideology and empire.
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  • Hardback | 568 pages
  • 219 x 288 x 38mm | 1,778g
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 0761866213
  • 9780761866213

Table of contents

INTRODUCTION
PART I-ROOTS AND STRATEGIES OF THE COLD WAR BEFORE REAGAN 1
PART II-THE REAGAN REVOLUTION IN U.S. COLD WAR STRATEGY: AN OVERVIEW
PART III-THE REAGAN REVOLUTION IN DEFENSE AND ARMS CONTROL 215
PART IV-REAGAN'S FREEDOM STRATEGY AGAINST SOVIET IMPERIALISM, ESPIONAGE, AND "ACTIVE MEASURES" INTELLIGENCE OPERATIONS 369
AFTERWORD
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
SECRETARY OF DEFENSE AWARD
REAGAN LETTER TO AUTHOR
ENDNOTES
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This scholarly history casts critical new light on the Cold War's larger historical context, ideological roots, diplomatic and defense strategies, and strategic turning points. The author's analysis brings valuable insights on today's conflicts between the faiths and forces of peace and freedom and those of totalitarians in an age of weapons of mass terror and destruction. -- Henry A. Kissinger, National Security Advisor 1969-1975; Secretary of State 1973-77 Kraemer provides key facts on the Soviet Union's totalitarian nature, doctrines, military power, diplomatic deceptions, global pressure points and U.S. response strategies. He incorporates impressive documentation on Ronald Reagan's strategies for nuclear deterrence, anti-missile defenses, arms control, diplomacy, and support for anti-Communist forces to contribute to the defeat of Soviet military power. -- Donald R. Rumsfeld, Secretary of Defense, 1975-1977, 2001-2005 In this pioneering analysis and documentary compilation, Sven Kraemer, a scholar and policy practitioner of many years' experience, has achieved a new milestone in the scholarship of totalitarianism. This is a comprehensive and ground-breaking encyclopedic work that will be valued for decades to come. -- Richard V. Allen, Senior Fellow, The Hoover Institution, Foreign Policy Advisor to Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan and U.S National Security Advisor to Ronald Reagan Authoritative documentation and unique insights by a long-time U.S. civil servant who shared Ronald Reagan's faith in freedom and who contributed importantly to the president's revolutionary winning strategy. Must reading for new generations. -- Edwin Meese III, Presidential Counselor, 1981-1985, U.S. Attorney General 1985-1988 Kraemer, whose own contribution to America's Cold War victory was immense, was there as it happened. He lived it; now he tells it. This history cannot be studied without this indispensable Inside the Cold War. -- Richard N. Perle, Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Policy, 1981-1987
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About Sven F. Kraemer

Educated at Harvard College and the University of California, Berkeley, Sven Kraemer served in the administrations of six presidents, beginning with John Kennedy. He served in the National Security Council with presidents Johnson, Nixon, Ford and Reagan (as Director of Arms Control); in the Office Secretary of Defense in the Kennedy and George W. Bush Administrations; and on Capitol Hill with Senator John Tower and Representative Jack Kemp. He has held senior staff positions in several policy institutes, long taught a graduate seminar in U.S. national security strategy and arms control, and is a Distinguished Fellow in National Security Affairs at the American Foreign Policy Council in Washington D.C.
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