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The Grand Strategy that Won the Cold War

Architecture of Triumph

by Douglas E. Streusand Editor · Norman A. Bailey Editor

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This book demonstrates that under the leadership of President Ronald Reagan and through the mechanism of his National Security Council staff, the United States developed and executed a comprehensive grand strategy, involving the coordinated use of the diplomatic, informational, military, and economic instruments of national power, and that that grand strategy led to the collapse of the Soviet Union. In doing so, it refutes three orthodoxies: that Reagan and his administration deserves little credit for the end of the Cold War, with most of credit going to Mikhail Gorbachev; that Reagan's management of the National Security Council staff was singularly inept; and that the United States is incapable of generating and implementing a grand strategy that employs all the instruments of national power and coordinates the work of all executive agencies. The Reagan years were hardly a time of interagency concord, but the National Security Council staff managed the successful implementation its program nonetheless.

Publication Details

Publisher:
Lexington Books
Publication Date:
2016

Format

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  • Adobe PDF eBook 7.9 MB
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Douglas E. Streusand (Editor)

Douglas E. Streusand is professor of international relations at the Marine Corps Command and Staff College and adjunct professor at the Institute of World Politics.Norman A. Bailey is professor of economics and national security at the Center for ...

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Douglas E. Streusand (Contributor)

Douglas E. Streusand is professor of international relations at the Marine Corps Command and Staff College and adjunct professor at the Institute of World Politics.Norman A. Bailey is professor of economics and national security at the Center for ...

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Creators

Contributor :
John Lenczowski
Editor :
Francis H. Marlo
Contributor :
Francis H. Marlo
Contributor :
Richard Pipes
Contributor :
Derek Leebaert
Contributor :
Carnes Lord
Editor :
Douglas E. Streusand
Contributor :
Douglas E. Streusand
Contributor :
Ronald B. Frankum Jr.
Editor :
Norman A. Bailey
Contributor :
Norman A. Bailey
Author of introduction, etc. :
William P. Clark
Contributor :
Richard V. Allen
Contributor :
Roger W. Robinson
Editor :
Paul D. Gelpi
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