GENERAL POST-WORLD WAR II

1980s

Poland

MacEachin, Douglas J. US Intelligence and the Polish Crisis, 1980 - 1981. Washington, DC: Center for the Study of Intelligence, Central Intelligence Agency, 2001. U.S. Intelligence and the Confrontation in Poland, 1980 - 1981. University Park, PA: The Pennsylvania State University Press, 2002.

Table of Contents:

Acknowledgments
Author's Note
Copyright and Attribution Statement
Foreword
Chapter 1: The Burgeoning Confrontation
Chapter 2: The Confrontation Escalates
Chapter 3: US Launches Public Policy and Diplomatic Offensive
Chapter 4: Filling Out the Picture
Chapter 5: Intelligence and Policy
Chapter 6: Escalating Challenges to the Polish Regime
Chapter 7: Jaruzelski Takes the Government Reins
Chapter 8: A Setup for Military Crackdown
Chapter 9: A Close Call?
Chapter 10: Liberalization Infects the Party
Chapter 11: Solidarity Charges Ahead, and the Regime Digs In
Chapter 12: Bringing Down the Curtain
Chapter 13: Caught Off Guard
Chapter 14: Would It Have Made a Difference
Sources

Clark comment: This will not be the last word on how the United States interacted with the Polish Crisis of 1980-1981, but it serves as an excellent starting point. For Zelikow, FA 80.6 (Nov.-Dec. 2001), this is "one of the best published analyses of the Polish crisis." MacEachin's critique of the intelligence community is "ruthless but fair."

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