An analysis of the ideological battle against Communism
Alford, Zeb D.
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The Communist campaign for world domination consists of three battles military, economic, and ideological. If we lose any of these three battles, the Free World will be engulfed by Communism. This thesis is concerned with the ideological battle. The techniques of Operations Analysis are used to analyze this ideological battle with Communism. The analysis consists of determining the "ideal" and "practical" models of Communism in order to reveal the basic strengths and weaknesses of Comunism in this ideological battle. An investigation of the long-range purpose of America in this battle is made in order to construct a measure of effectiveness by which various feasible courses of action may be selected. If America is to lead the Free World to victory in the ideological battle with Communism, America must assume the offensive in this battle. Several positive courses of action for accomplishing this are discussed. This thesis was written during the period September 1956 to May 1957, at the U. S. Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California. I wish to express ray gratitude to the Navy for affording me the opportunity to write this thesis; to Professor C. C. Torrance for convincing me that a thesis of this nature could be attempted using methods of Operations Analysis, for the many hours he devoted to discussing the associated problems, and for the capable assistance he gave me throughout this period; to Vice Admiral Charles A. Lockwood, USN (Ret.), Los Gatos, California for his interest in and encouragement to undertake this analysis; to Miss C. C. Starr, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, for the information, comments, and ideas that she gave so gladly; to Professor E. J. Stewart for his valuable assistance as second reader; and to Mrs. Mary Hansen for her cheerful and painstaking clerical assistance.
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