One of America's great diplomats was the late George Kennan
, who coined a and mostly even defined a the iconic policy of "containment" as the needed antidote to the poison of the former Soviet Union.
A Force So Swift" chronicles these epic changes through the eyes of a star-studded cast that includes President Harry Truman, the diplomat George Kennan
, United States Representative Walter Judd, Gen.
Published anonymously as "X" in a 1947 Foreign Affairs article, George Kennan
described a strategy for the ideological battle of his day that later came to be known as containment.
He summoned George Kennan
on April 29 and asked him to gather a group immediately to recommend policies to save Europe.
It's essentially what George Kennan
advocated in his "Long Telegram," and much of Kennan's description of the Soviet Union in 1946 fits Putin's Russia, so that's an argument in favor of the approach Kennan described quite succinctly.
To the best of my knowledge, George Kennan
was the last US ambassador to USSR/Russia to be banned from travelling there.
The inherent limits of American power would seem to suggest that a "strongpoint" containment strategy, which analysts such as George Kennan
gradually gravitated toward in the early Cold War period, would be more pragmatic.
Jennifer Davis, a National War College (NWC) graduate and recipient of the George Kennan
Award from the American Foreign Service Association (AFSA), said her time at NWC "was a life-altering experience.
In his classic work, "Russia and the West Under Lenin and Stalin,'' George Kennan
observed, "Many people in the Western governments came to hate the Soviet leaders for what they did.
, well known for his seminal concept of Containment in the early stages of the Cold War, is among some of the most self impressed in a group of oversized egotists appearing in this book.
WHEN George Kennan
wrote his famous 'Long Telegram', his 1946 letter to Secretary of State James F Byrnes that laid the foundation for America's containment policy against the Soviet Union, he mentioned Josef Stalin only three times, despite the fact that, by then, the Russian leader ran his country like an emperor.
El pasaje debio quedar asi: "Podemos y debemos contener a los nuevos autoritarios, pero hace falta recordar que la doctrina de contencion de George Kennan
no buscaba derribar los regimenes autoritarios de su tiempo ni tampoco convertirlos a la democracia liberal.