Carafano James Jay. Waltzing into the Cold War: The Struggle for Occupied Austria

Carafano James Jay. Waltzing into the Cold War: The Struggle for Occupied Austria
  • разное
  • pdf
  • 10.3 МБ
  • добавлен 24.12.2011
TAMU Press, 2002 - 294 p. ISBN10: 1585442135 ISBN13: 9781585442133 (eng)

As US troops marched into vanquished Austria at the end of World War II, they faced the dual tasks of destroying the remnants of Nazi power and establishing a new democratic nation. The American military forces were adept at the first task they were woefully unprepared for the second. Their halting efforts, complicated by the difficulties of managing the occupation along with Britain, France, and the Soviet Union, exacerbated an already monumental undertaking and fueled the looming Cold War confrontation between East and West. In this first English-language study of secret postwar US military operations during the occupation of Austria and of the American effort to create a garrison state for NATO's defense, James Jay Carafano traces US policy and behaviour from the end of the war until 1955 and the signing of the treaty that finally led to the withdrawal of the occupation forces. He demonstrates that from the very beginning of an American presence in Austria, the US Army could not wean itself from the operational habits it had forged in war, practices that skewed US postwar foreign policy while earning Austrian resentment and Soviet mistrust.
The fog of peace, Carafano concludes, befuddled US planners. In crystal-clear detail, Carafano lays out the course of the US presence in Austria, the problems America encountered, and the problems it caused. He sheds new light on this little-studied aspect of the Cold War, and he underscores the mundane truth that peace is fundamentally different from war and that if armies are used during peacetime, they have to be retrained to manage their postwar tasks successfully. Those interested in contemporary military peace-keeping efforts, as well as those trying to understand the lessons of the Cold War, should find this study an invaluable aid.

Смотрите также


Cornwall M. The Undermining of Austria-Hungary: The Battle for Hearts and Minds

Cornwall M. The Undermining of Austria-Hungary: The Battle for Hearts and Minds

  • разное
  • pdf
  • 3.56 МБ
  • добавлен 03.12.2011
Palgrave Macmillan. - 2000. - 485 p.
This is a major new contribution to the historiography of the First World War. It examines the lively battle of ideas which helped destroy Austria-Hungary. It also assesses, for the first time, the weapon of "front propaganda" as used by and against the Empire on the Italian and Eastern F...
Leffler M.P., Westad O.A. The Cambridge History of the Cold War: Volume 2, Crises and D?tente

Leffler M.P., Westad O.A. The Cambridge History of the Cold War: Volume 2, Crises and D?tente

  • разное
  • pdf
  • 37.53 МБ
  • добавлен 24.11.2011
Cambridge University Press, 2010. - 588 pp.

Volume Two of The Cambridge History of the Cold War examines the developments that made the Cold War into a long-lasting international system during the 1960s and 1970s. Leading scholars explain how the Cold War seemed to stabilize after the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962 and ho...
Leffler M.P., Westad O.A. The Cambridge History of the Cold War: Volume 3, Endings

Leffler M.P., Westad O.A. The Cambridge History of the Cold War: Volume 3, Endings

  • разное
  • pdf
  • 37.6 МБ
  • добавлен 24.11.2011
Cambridge University Press, 2010. - 620 pp.

This volume examines the evolution of the Cold War from the Helsinki Conference of 1975 until the Soviet collapse in 1991. Leading scholars analyze the economic, social, cultural, religious, technological, and geopolitical factors that shaped the policies that ended the Cold W...
Leffler M.P., Westad O.A. The Cambridge History of the Cold War: Volume 1, Origins

Leffler M.P., Westad O.A. The Cambridge History of the Cold War: Volume 1, Origins

  • разное
  • pdf
  • 160.21 МБ
  • добавлен 24.11.2011
Cambridge University Press, 2010. - 569 pp.

This volume examines the origins, causes and early years of the Cold War. Leading scholars show how the conflict evolved from the geopolitical, ideological, economic, and socio-political environment of the two world wars and the interwar period as well as examining how markets...
Durant W., Durant A. The Age of Louis XIV. A History of European Civilization in the Period of Pascal, Moliere, Cromwell, Milton, Peter the Great, Newton, and Spinoza: 1648-1715

Durant W., Durant A. The Age of Louis XIV. A History of European Civilization in the Period of Pascal, Moliere, Cromwell, Milton, Peter the Great, Newton, and Spinoza: 1648-1715

  • разное
  • pdf
  • 3.33 МБ
  • добавлен 26.09.2011
Simon & Schuster, 1980. - 948 p.

"A gigantic gallery of personages and periods in the 17th century, another cultural panorama from Will and Ariel Durant, part of that installment-opus they call The Story of Civilization. Like its predecessors, the chapters are cineramas of information, replete with research, richly ...
Orzoff Andrea. Battle for the Castle: The Myth of Czechoslovakia in Europe, 1914-1948

Orzoff Andrea. Battle for the Castle: The Myth of Czechoslovakia in Europe, 1914-1948

  • разное
  • pdf
  • 1.71 МБ
  • добавлен 23.12.2011
USA: Oxford University Press, 2009 - 308 p. ISBN10: 0195367812 ISBN13: 9780195367812 (eng)

After World War I, diplomats and leaders at the Paris Peace Talks redrew the map of Europe, carving up ancient empires and transforming Europe's eastern half into new nation-states. Drawing heavily on the past, the leaders of thes...
Mathias P., Pollard S. The Cambridge Economic History of Europe, Volume 8: The Industrial Economies: The Development of Economic and Social Policies

Mathias P., Pollard S. The Cambridge Economic History of Europe, Volume 8: The Industrial Economies: The Development of Economic and Social Policies

  • разное
  • pdf
  • 67.48 МБ
  • добавлен 12.11.2011
Cambridge University Press, 1989. - 1230 p.

The eighth and final volume of The Cambridge Economic History of Europe is the third of a group of three that cover the economic history of the western world during and since the Industrial Revolution. The main theme of this volume is the role played in the growth of industria...
Mowat C.L. The New Cambridge Modern History: Volume 12, The Shifting Balance of World Forces, 1898-1945

Mowat C.L. The New Cambridge Modern History: Volume 12, The Shifting Balance of World Forces, 1898-1945

  • разное
  • pdf
  • 60.91 МБ
  • добавлен 28.11.2011
Cambridge University Press, 1968. - 874 pр.

Table of Contents

Frontmatter
Introductory survey: On the limits of modern history by C.L. Mowat
The transformation of social life by David Thomson
The world economy: Interdependence and planning by Asa Briggs
Science and technology by Douglas McK...
Hinsley F.H. The New Cambridge Modern History: Volume 11, Material Progress and World-Wide Problems, 1870-98

Hinsley F.H. The New Cambridge Modern History: Volume 11, Material Progress and World-Wide Problems, 1870-98

  • разное
  • pdf
  • 49.23 МБ
  • добавлен 28.11.2011
Cambridge University Press, 1962. - 756 pр.

Table of Contents

Frontmatter
Introduction by F. H. Hinsley
Economic conditions by Charles Wilson
Science and technology by Trevor I. Williams
Social and political thought by David Thomson
Literature by A. K. Thorlby
Art and architecture...
Kimball W.F. The incredible shrinking war: the Second World War, not (just) the origins of the Cold war

Kimball W.F. The incredible shrinking war: the Second World War, not (just) the origins of the Cold war

  • разное
  • pdf
  • 174.92 КБ
  • добавлен 05.12.2010
Diplomatic History / SHAFR. Malden; Oxford: Blackwell Publishers, 2001. Vol.25, No
.3. P.347-
365. На англ. языке.
Обсуждается восприятие Второй мировой войны в США и её взаимосвязь с последующей "холодной войной". Автор считает, что недопустимо скрывать Вторую мировую войну "под" "холодной войной", их следует изучат...