By Howard Jones
America's adventure in Greece has frequently been mentioned as a version via these later policymakers in Washington who regard the involvement as a "victory" for American international coverage. certainly, President Johnson and others stated Greece because the version for America's deepening involvement in Vietnam throughout the mid-1960's. Greece turned the battlefield for a brand new type of war--one that incorporated using guerrilla struggle, propaganda, struggle within the shadows, terror strategies and victory in accordance with outlasting the enemy. It used to be additionally a attempt sooner than the area of America's get to the bottom of 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 technique designed to strive against totalitarianism. He additionally argues that had the White residence and others drawn the genuine "lessons" from the intervention in Greece, the selections relating to Vietnam could have been extra rigorously concept out.
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Greeks who had supported the monarchy now occupied positions in the government, leaving those who had worked with EAM during the war subject to systematic persecution by government and right-wing parastate organizations. Former EAM members called their monarchical opponents fascists, while government supporters referred to leftists as communists. For support, the Greek right turned to the British, the left to the Russians. In Washington, a StateWar-Navy Coordinating Subcommittee for the Middle East confirmed this pattern.
Most important, they wanted American help. The United States had to develop a policy that would at once be flexible enough to handle all contingencies and yet be sufficiently restrained to prevent local conflict from erupting into full-scale war. The civil war in Greece provided the first battlefield for this new kind of war. 1 CHAPTER Holding the Line in Greece I The background of the Greek civil war of 1946-49 was extremely complex. Much of the unrest stemmed from the dictatorship of General John Metaxas from 1936 to early 1941, followed by the German occupation of World War II.
To alleviate this problem, the General Staff established mobile Units of Pursuit Detachments (MAD) along with army commando groups. 22 Other branches of the Greek military service were no better prepared. British observers argued that the Greeks needed naval patrols for minesweep- HOLDING THE LINE IN GREECE 25 ing, stopping guerrilla movements by sea, and maintaining supplies for small army forces. But World War II had left the navy in poor shape. The outlook of the Royal Hellenic Air Force was also dismal.
"A New Kind of War": America's Global Strategy and the Truman Doctrine in Greece by Howard Jones