Cold War Strategist: Stuart Symington and the Search for by Linda McFarland

By Linda McFarland

This examine of chilly warfare politics explores the attitudes of William Stuart Symington, a consummate chilly Warrior and Democratic senator from Missouri. The ebook makes a speciality of his transition from being an avid supporter of the army and the CIA to his dovish place at the Vietnam warfare, as he wondered all international commitments, in addition to army and CIA budgets. His principles motivated presidential administrations starting from Truman's to Nixon's. He uncovered covert task linked to the Vietnam struggle and labored to revive the constitutional stability among the administrative and legislative branches of the government.

Symington held numerous appointive positions in the Truman management the place he used to be instrumental within the unification of the armed prone: he served because the first Secretary of the Air strength, a submit chargeable for the behavior of the Berlin Blockade. As a senator, he used to be a robust voice for the army, and he overtly criticized President Eisenhower for his safety regulations and meager budgets. A vociferous suggest of the large bomber and ICBMs, he helped determine the missile hole fantasy, offering the Democratic get together with a key factor within the 1960 presidential race. This well-documented examine highlights the significance of and the interaction between major personalities, situations, and public coverage at a key aspect in our nation's history.

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