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Strategies for the 1980s : lessons of Cuba, Vietnam, and Afghanistan / Philip van Slyck ; foreword by Daniel P. Moynihan.


Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, [1981] .
ISBN 0313229759, 9780313229756

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Subjects Aussenpolitik.
Defence.
Diplomatic relations.
Military policy.
USA.
United States -- Foreign relations -- 1977-1981.
United States -- Military policy.
United States.
World politics -- 1975-1985.
World politics.
Series Studies in freedom ; no. 1.
Description xvi, 108 pages ; 22 cm.
Copyright Date [1981]
©1981
Notes "A Freedom House book."
Includes bibliographical references.
Summary This monograph grew out of various discussions among members of the board of trustees, executive committee, and staff of Freedom House, as we debated the appropriate American policy responses to the Soviet power challenge in the weeks following the brutal invasion of Afghanistan.
Contents I: Afghanistans as watershed -- Initial response to the threat -- Assessing the dangers -- II: Origins of the U.S. predicament -- Fragmentation of American politics -- Erosion of the economic base of power -- Beginning the U.S. defense build-down -- Detente and the Guam doctrine -- Detente replaces containment -- After Vietnam, Watergate -- Picking up the pieces -- III: Reversing the defense build-down -- IV: Leadership and followership -- Leading the Alliance V: Rebuilding a bipartisan foreign-policy consensus -- Economics of world stability -- Human rights -- VI: Applying the lessons to the 1980s -- Recapturing the initiative for freedom -- Investing in the world order -- Strengthening the Alliance -- Negotiating from strengths -- Redefining U.S. strategic objectives -- Restoring a stable power balance.
Geographic Area United States
Network Numbers (OCoLC)7278599
(OCoLC)ocm07278599
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Van Slyck, Philip.
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