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Maxwell Taylor's Cold War: From Berlin to Vietnam

Ingo Trauschweizer

Abstract

Maxwell Taylor’s Cold Wartraces the Cold War career of Maxwell Taylor, a Kennedy White House insider and architect of American strategy in Vietnam. After 1945 Taylor led the U.S. Military Academy, commanded American forces in Berlin and Korea, guided the army through declining budget shares, emerged as a critic of President Eisenhower’s nuclear deterrence strategy, and, in the 1960s, served as military advisor at the White House, Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman, ambassador in South Vietnam, and advisor to Lyndon Johnson. Taylor remained a public critic of defense policy and civil-military relat ... More

Keywords: Cold War, US Military Academy, Korean War, Joint Chiefs of Staff, National Security Council, Flexible Response, Berlin Crisis, Counterinsurgency, Vietnam War, Nuclear arms race

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780813177007
Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: September 2019 DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813177007.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ingo Trauschweizer, author
Ohio University

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