|Measures Short of War (24Mb) - George Kennan, Ed. by G.D. Harlow and G. C. Maerz
This volume holds the unpublished lectures and other writings of George l z. Kennan at the National War College in its first academic year, 1946-47. Kennan and his generation, having won the war, faced the challenges of winning the peace. This they did, by creating and fostering the policies and structures that we now often take for granted: the Marshall Plan, the concept of containment, and institutions such as the US Department of Defense, NATO, and the United nations
The National War College itself was an experiment in co educating military and civilian leaders. As the first Deputy for Foreign Affairs at the War College, George Kennan had no small role in shaping these developments. His 1946-47 lectures and papers, specially edited for this book in collaboration with Professor Kennan, document his thinking on many critical national security topics of those days?