The New Look, the Eisenhower Doctrine, and the Lebanon Intervention, 1958
NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI
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Recently declassified documents from the Eisenhower Administration are used for a historical review of administration policy, strategy and regional security decisions. A strong manager, President Eisenhower recast U.S. strategy to support the containment policy. Dubbed the New Look, it was expected to achieve an economical force structure through reliance on the technology of the atomic age. A fiscal summary of the four years prior to the Lebanon Intervention for each service is provided and reviewed. Reductions in defense spending did not prevent conventional force modernization. The Eisenhower Doctrine was a signal of the administrations commitment to maintaining stability through the use of conventional force and financial assistance. The decision to place U.S. troops in Lebanon was part of administration efforts to come to tems with regional instability. The Eisenhower Administration had a responsive strategy program and it used conventional U.S. forces in achieving its objectives.
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