By Howard Jones
America's adventure in Greece has frequently been pointed out as a version by way of these later policymakers in Washington who regard the involvement as a "victory" for American international coverage. certainly, President Johnson and others observed Greece because the version for America's deepening involvement in Vietnam throughout the mid-1960's. Greece grew to become the battlefield for a brand new form of war--one that integrated using guerrilla war, propaganda, conflict within the shadows, terror strategies and victory according to outlasting the enemy. It used to be additionally a attempt sooner than the realm of America's unravel to guard the primary of self-determination. Jones argues that American coverage in the direction of Greece used to be the point of interest within the improvement of an international approach designed to wrestle totalitarianism. He additionally argues that had the White condo and others drawn the true "lessons" from the intervention in Greece, the choices relating to Vietnam could have been extra rigorously suggestion out.
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Not everything possessed by the guerrillas came from these sources. Their arms, which included machine guns, rifles, grenades, mines, and mortars, came primarily from materials stolen in Greece—weapons the British had furnished to the resistance during World War II and wartime supplies left behind by Italy and Germany. From the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration (UNRRA) came food, clothing, and motor vehicles. 7 The first infiltration of guerrillas into Greece probably began as early as March 1946—following a speech by Zahariadis at a training camp in Bulkes, located northwest of Belgrade in Yugoslavia.
Unless Greece received considerable outside aid, a certain financial collapse would result that would have serious political implications. 37 MacVeagh did not agree with Porter's exclusive emphasis on Greece's domestic troubles, and ultimately convinced him that economic rehabilitation could not take place without first clearing up the military situation along the northern border. " He and Ethridge tried to persuade Porter that Greece was a "soft" spot for Soviet encroachments, and that there was a critical relationship between domestic pacification and the settlement of border disputes.
Britain was now a debtor on the international account. Its short-term liabilities to other nations—through accumulated sterling balances—were more than fourteen billion dollars. Finally, little hope existed for rapid recovery. The State Department estimated that for Britain to make up losses in overseas income and pay back debts to the United States and Canada, it would need an economic miracle—an increase in exports to 175 percent of the 1938 volume. This hardly seemed possible, especially since the rationing of gas and electricity forced many industries to shut down and helped push unemployment to over 15 percent.
"A New Kind of War": America's Global Strategy and the Truman Doctrine in Greece by Howard Jones