This conference-based work offers the views of seven American diplomatic historians on the role of NATO from an American perspective, placing the alliance within the larger frame of America's foreign policy as a superpower. Each reveals an aspect of how NATO has fashioned the American Century.
The formation of the alliance, 1948-1949, Robert H. Ferrell; NATO and the Korean War - a context, Walter Lafeber; the American commitment to Germany, 1949-1955, Ernest R.May; Charles de Gaulle and the French withdrawal from NATO's integrated command, Samuel F.Wells, Jr; "Nixingerism", NATO and detente, Joan Hoff-Wilson; the SS-20 challenge and opportunity - the dual-track decision nd its consequences, 1977-1983, Gaddis Smith; the INF Treaty and the future of NATO - lessons from the 1960s, Lawrence S.Kaplan.
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