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American Policy Toward Eastern Bloc Countries Influencing the Hungarian Revolution of 1956

American Policy Toward Eastern Bloc Countries Influencing the Hungarian Revolution of 1956 published on

Authored by U.S. Army Command and General Staff College

The Hungarian Revolution exposed the contradictions in United States (U.S.) policy that had existed since the formation of the Psychological Warfare Campaign during the Truman Administration and grown during the Eisenhower Administration. Because of leadership failures and organizational problems within the Eisenhower Administration, this psychological warfare effort encouraged the Hungarian people to rise up in rebellion, even though the Administration was unprepared to support such an uprising and the Department of State had opposed such agitation. Throughout the revolution, Radio Free Europe continued to broadcast messages of support to the fighters on the streets of Budapest. Exploration of the formation and organization of the Psychological Warfare Campaign presents insights into the thoughts of policy makers in the early days of the Cold War. Many of the relationships between governmental agencies provide application for similar interactions exercised when tackling the complex problems of today.

Publication Date:
Nov 10 2014
ISBN/EAN13:
1503163512 / 9781503163515
Page Count:
106
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
8.5″ x 11″
Language:
English
Color:
Black and White
Related Categories:
History / Military / Strategy

14.95

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