Historical Sources and Historical Thinking (How the American Intelligence Agencies Saw Yugoslavia in 1950s and 1960s) Cover Image

ИСТОРИЈСКИ ИЗВОРИ И ИСТОРИЈСКО МИШЉЕЊЕ (Како су америчке обавештајне службе виделе Југославију 50-их и 60-их година XX века)
Historical Sources and Historical Thinking (How the American Intelligence Agencies Saw Yugoslavia in 1950s and 1960s)

Author(s): Ljubodrag Dimić
Subject(s): History
Published by: Institut za noviju istoriju Srbije
Keywords: ugoslavia; USA; National Intelligence Community; historical sources

Summary/Abstract: The documents before us join the already published and accessible historical sources. Only through interaction with them, in permanent comparison, „cross-examining” and necessary selection will their real value be determined. The documents won’t alter the historiographical picture of Yugoslavia in the late 1940s, in 1950s and early 1960s, but they’ll confi rm it and partly enrich it. In our opinion they’ll contribute most to the understanding of how the US special services functioned and „perceived” „the Other” (in this case, Yugoslavia). Their starting points, the prognosis they make and recommendations they send to political bodies explain additionally the perception of Yugoslavia and the policy of the USA toward it. This opens the opportunity to make the existing historical picture of the Yugoslav state, its foreign policy, internal conditions and policy toward the USA in the second half of 20th century more objective and richer based on this important collection of historical sources of specifi c origin, specifi c contents and with specifi c aims.

  • Issue Year: 2007
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 173-190
  • Page Count: 18
  • Language: Serbian