In late 1945, it became clear that the Soviet Union was an aggressive power. American military planners began to develop strategies to deal with the frightening possibility of a war with the Soviet Union. This work examines those plans.
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The International History Review - "...carefully, and intelligently, summarizes the major plans from 1945 through about 1952."
Military History - "I especially recommend this book to students seeking a concise overview of the war in its operational aspects, and to any reader interested in the military history of the World War II period."
Military Review - " a useful addition to the military reader"s library" This scholarship is of the greatest significance...Rodd provides by far the best available overview of the subject and offers the most authoritative judgements...his book should be required reading in the military academies, the staff colleges, and the senior war colleges."
- Journal of Military History