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By James Dobbins, Michele A. Poole, Austin Long, Benjamin Runkle

This ebook examines how the U.S. has received massive event in nation-building operations via its participation in no less than 8 major operations on the grounds that global conflict II-in Germany, Japan, Somalia, Haiti, Bosnia, Kosovo, Afghanistan, and Iraq.

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Hilldring responded that it was better to have something than nothing and that it had been cleverly drafted by Stimson and his deputy McCloy to include loopholes:29 This directive sets forth policies relating to Germany in the initial post-defeat period. As such it is not intended to be an ultimate statement of policies of this Government concerning the treatment of Germany in the postwar world. It is therefore essential that, during the period covered by this directive, you assure that surveys are constantly maintained of economic, industrial, financial, social and political conditions in your zone.

Decisionmakers would have responded with alarm. S. policy shifted over time away from harshly punitive measures and toward the reform, reconstruction, and reintegration of these societies into the Western community. S. policy, they do not account for its success. S. S. military governance in both Germany and Japan, including the flow of information from the theater to Washington and subsequent direction from Washington to the theater; and the transition from occupation to the integration of Germany and Japan into the international establishment.

Would Germany and Japan become the centerpieces of regional and economic stability, or would they be broken so badly that it would take decades for them to recover? Would Germany and Japan be needed as buffers between the West and an expansionist Soviet Union after the war? Some guidance was provided to the planners in announcements after international summit meetings, as when Roosevelt and Winston Churchill announced the goal of unconditional surrender after the Casablanca Conference in January 1943.

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