Greece: American Dilemma and Opportunity

Greece: American Dilemma and Opportunity

Greece: American Dilemma and Opportunity

Greece: American Dilemma and Opportunity

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Greece is the country where World War II has not yet ended. More Greeks have died in fighting since the end of the war than were killed in the campaigns against the Italians and the Germans. Large-scale battles ended late in 1949 with the victory of the American-supported government armies over the Communist-led rebels. But skirmishes in isolated areas continue to take their toll, and the situation along the northern frontier remains so unsettled that at any moment guns may blaze once more.

Greece is also a critical testing ground for our foreign policy. We proclaimed our Truman Doctrine with that country primarily in mind. Today we are the dominant Western Power in Greece. We are involved in Greek politics to the hilt. Whether we like it or not, we will be held responsible for whatever happens in Greece from now on.

The purpose of this book is to answer as clearly and realistically as possible the following questions: Why is . . .

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