Norstad : Cold War NATO Supreme Commander : airman, strategist, diplomat

Robert S. Jordan ; foreword by Robert O'Neill ; afterword by Robert E. Hunter

Lauris Norstad was NATO's most influential general during the 'High Cold War' of the late 1950s and early 1960s. After a brilliant career as a planner and commander in World War II, he succeeded equally brilliantly in the inter-Service politics of postwar Washington. Rising rapidly to high rank at a very young age, the youthful Norstad was one of Eisenhower's 'rising stars' by the time Ike picked him to help create a NATO and American 'sword and shield' to defend Western Europe. He became the dominant personality in NATO while Supreme Allied Commander, Europe (SACEUR), during the protracted and dangerous Berlin crises. As the chief military spokesman for NATO to his own government, Norstad rallied behind the European Allies in their reluctance to embrace the Kennedy Administration's doctrine of 'flexible response' as the best way to avoid, or at least delay, a nuclear Armageddon. While not categorically opposed to nuclear gradualism, Norstad feared that this new doctrine would weaken the Alliance's political cohesiveness and resolve. As he approached retirement, he relearned that the SACEUR must first of all retain the confidence of his own government even while 'speaking for Europe' in Washington.

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  • Frontispiece
  • General L.Norstad, Supreme Allied Commander, Europe List of Plates and Charts Foreword
  • R.O'Neill Acknowledgements List of Acronyms PART I: ON BECOMING SACEUR The End and the Beginning Applying Planning and Operational Skills in North Africa and the Pacific The Battles for Unification and for Berlin Norstad and the 'Grand Strategy' for the Cold War PART II: ON BEING SACEUR Nuclear Weapons for Europe's Defense: Norstad and the Eisenhower Administration The 1958-1959 Berlin Crisis: Putting the Consultative Machinery in Place The Berlin Crisis Intensifies The 1961-1962 Berlin Crisis: the Unravelling of a Relationship The End Nears Conclusions Source Material Index

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書名 Norstad : Cold War NATO Supreme Commander : airman, strategist, diplomat
著作者等 Hunter, Robert Edwards
Jordan, Robert S.
O'Neill, Robert
出版元 St. Martin's Press;Macmillan
刊行年月 2000
ページ数 xxi, 329 p., [8] p. of plates
大きさ 23 cm
ISBN 0333490851
NCID BA65463890
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言語 英語
出版国 イギリス