© 2000

Norstad: Cold War NATO Supreme Commander

Airman, Strategist, Diplomat


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. On Becoming SACEUR

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Robert S. Jordan
      Pages 3-20
    3. Robert S. Jordan
      Pages 45-72
  3. On Being SACEUR

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 101-101
    2. Robert S. Jordan
      Pages 148-166
    3. Robert S. Jordan
      Pages 194-212
  4. Conclusions

    1. Robert S. Jordan
      Pages 213-222
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 223-329

About this book


This book offers a biography of the most glamorous and powerful NATO Supreme Commander of the Cold War, General Lauris Norstad, as both a "nuclear" general and an "international" general. His primary goal was to keep the Alliance together as he accommodated British and French nuclear ambitions while forestalling the same in West Germany. He also was at the center of the political/military maneuverings over Berlin and the Soviet attempt to blackmail the West into recognizing East Germany, all of which culminated in the building of the infamous "Wall."

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.University of New OrleansNew OrleansUSA

About the authors

Robert S. Jordan is Research Professor of International Institutions at the University of New Orleans.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Norstad: Cold War NATO Supreme Commander
  • Book Subtitle Airman, Strategist, Diplomat
  • Authors NA NA
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2000
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection History (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-312-22670-1
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-349-62479-9
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-349-62477-5
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXI, 329
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Science, Humanities and Social Sciences, multidisciplinary
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