The Wise Men: Six Friends and the World They Made: Acheson, Bohlen,... - Chapter 15 Summary & Analysis

Walter Isaacson
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Chapter 15 Summary and Analysis

In February 1948, problems began in Czechoslovakia. A Soviet puppet government was installed after the death of Foreign Minister Jan Masaryk and the fear of war was prevalent.

American ships began to travel to Europe with technology, goods and produce. Harriman was selected to administer the Marshall Plan in Europe and was given the title of United States Special Representative in Europe.

Kennan's suggestions for a covert operations agency were heard and the CIA was created. Neither Bohlen nor Kennan wanted to see the Soviets provoked. The Vandenburg Resolution was passed by Congress and this created the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.

Truman's advisers, Marshall, Forrestal, Lovett, Kennan, Bohlen and Acheson were against the formation of the State of Israel which they viewed as a risk to United States security. They didn't want the Arabs antagonized or a threat to the United States...

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