Norstad: Cold-War Supreme Commander: Airman, Strategist, Diplomat (Hardcover)

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The most glamorous and powerful NATO Supreme Commander of the Cold War, General Lauris Norstad was both a 'nuclear' general and an 'international' general. His primary goal was to keep the Alliance together as he accommodated British and French nuclear ambitions while forestalling the same in the West Germans. He also was at the centre of the political/military manoeuvrings over Berlin and the Soviet attempt to blackmail the West into recognizing East Germany, all of which culminated in the building of the infamous 'Wall'.

About the Author


ROBERT S. JORDAN is Research Professor of International Institutions, Professor of Political Science, and Seraphia Leyda University Teaching Fellow at the University of New Orleans. His first book, a study of the NATO International Staff/Secretariat during Lord Ismay's founding tenure, was followed by over twenty books published in the United States, Britain and Nigeria, with translations into Arabic, French and Chinese. He has also served on the editorial boards of several scholarly journals, and has many articles and chapters in books dealing with national security, international politics, organization and administration. Professor Jordan has two doctorates from both Oxford and Princeton Universities and is a member of the Royal Institute of International Affairs and the International Institute for Strategic Studies, as well as having been Vice-President of the International Studies Association .
Product Details
ISBN: 9780333490853
ISBN-10: 0333490851
Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
Publication Date: April 19th, 2000
Pages: 329
Language: English
Series: Airman