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The Resource The CIA and the Soviet bloc : political warfare, the origins of the CIA and countering Communism in Europe, Stephen Long

The CIA and the Soviet bloc : political warfare, the origins of the CIA and countering Communism in Europe, Stephen Long

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The CIA and the Soviet bloc : political warfare, the origins of the CIA and countering Communism in Europe
Title
The CIA and the Soviet bloc
Title remainder
political warfare, the origins of the CIA and countering Communism in Europe
Statement of responsibility
Stephen Long
Title variation
Central Intelligence Agency and the Soviet bloc
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The Central Intelligence Agency was established by Harry S. Truman after World War II and it soon provided covert political and paramilitary support to further US foreign policy. Strengthened by President Eisenhower, by the early 1950s, under the command of Allen Dulles, the CIA was actively overthrowing governments-notably Prime Minister Mossadegh in Iran in 1953 and President Arbenz Guzman in Guatemala in 1954. The Agency was less effective in Eastern Europe, however, where the Soviet Union had established control- despite opportunities for US intereference such as the East German riots in 1953 and the Hungarian Revolution of 1956. Here, Stephen Long challenges the accepted view that the US believed in a post- World War II ordering of Europe which placed the East outside an American 'sphere of influence'. He argues instead that 'disorder prevailed over design' in the planning and organization of intelligence operations during the early stages of the Cold War, and that the period represents a missed opportunity for the US during the Cold War. Featuring new archival material and a new approach which seeks to unpick the relationship between the CIA, the US government and the Soviet Union, The CIA and the Soviet Bloc sheds new light on espionage, the Cold War, US diplomatic history and the history of twentieth-century Europe.--
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UKMGB
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1979-
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Long, Stephen
Dewey number
  • 327.127304709045
  • 973.918
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Library of modern American history
Series volume
4
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  • United States
  • Espionage, American
  • Cold War
  • United States
  • Europe, Eastern
  • United States
  • Europe, Eastern
Label
The CIA and the Soviet bloc : political warfare, the origins of the CIA and countering Communism in Europe, Stephen Long
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 336-348) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
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rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Holding the line : ERP, the Communist challenge and the bureaucratic struggle over psychological warfare, July-December 1947 -- Cold wars in Europe and the USA : administrative conflict over the inauguration of political warfare, January-June 1948 -- The strategic dilemma : the pursuit of a Soviet Bloc policy, Titoism and Program A, 1948-50 -- Systemic disorder : the launch of OPC political warfare operations against the Soviet Bloc from 1948 -- Disorder over design : the strategic and operational impasse over US political warfare, 1950-3 -- Assuming the mantle : the Eisenhower administration and the Soviet Bloc, 1953-6
Control code
FIEb17712014
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xiv, 362 pages
Isbn
9781780763934
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)863173396
Label
The CIA and the Soviet bloc : political warfare, the origins of the CIA and countering Communism in Europe, Stephen Long
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 336-348) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Holding the line : ERP, the Communist challenge and the bureaucratic struggle over psychological warfare, July-December 1947 -- Cold wars in Europe and the USA : administrative conflict over the inauguration of political warfare, January-June 1948 -- The strategic dilemma : the pursuit of a Soviet Bloc policy, Titoism and Program A, 1948-50 -- Systemic disorder : the launch of OPC political warfare operations against the Soviet Bloc from 1948 -- Disorder over design : the strategic and operational impasse over US political warfare, 1950-3 -- Assuming the mantle : the Eisenhower administration and the Soviet Bloc, 1953-6
Control code
FIEb17712014
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xiv, 362 pages
Isbn
9781780763934
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)863173396

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