National Affairs: The Course of Cold War

In the grim years of cold war, a truly effective U.S. foreign policy is the work of decades. It is the sum total of crises met, of potential dangers recognized and countered, of national hopes and aspirations projected in hundreds of big and little policies. Success is measured in the sharpening ability to counter the probing actions before they become big offensives, in the growing frustration and confusion of the enemy, in the degree of popular will-to-win at home. Ultimate policy goal: to wrap up the political, economic, military and moral meanings of...

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