Twenty-Four. LBJ and the Cold War

  1. Mitchell B. Lerner
  1. John Dumbrell

Published Online: 19 DEC 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444347494.ch24

A Companion to Lyndon B. Johnson

A Companion to Lyndon B. Johnson

How to Cite

Dumbrell, J. (2011) LBJ and the Cold War, in A Companion to Lyndon B. Johnson (ed M. B. Lerner), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444347494.ch24

Editor Information

  1. Ohio State University, USA

Author Information

  1. Durham University, United Kingdom

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 DEC 2011
  2. Published Print: 12 DEC 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444333893

Online ISBN: 9781444347494



  • LBJ and the Cold War;
  • U.S.–Soviet near-confrontation;
  • LBJ, détente, in Cuban missile crisis;
  • LBJ's policy, towards communist powers;
  • Johnson revisionism;
  • LBJ, communist powers and Kennedy legacy;
  • Limited Nuclear Test Ban Treaty, 1963;
  • U.S.–Soviet Relations, 1963–9;
  • U.S.–China Relations, 1963–9;
  • LBJ, father of nuclear arms control


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • LBJ, the Communist Powers and the Kennedy Legacy

  • U.S.–Soviet Relations, 1963–9

  • The U.S.S.R., China, and the Vietnam War

  • U.S.–China Relations, 1963–9

  • LBJ: Father of Nuclear Arms Control?

  • Conclusion

  • References

  • Further Reading