While reading up on Yalta yesterday, I checked out what Erik Von Kuehnelt-Leddihn had to say about it in Leftism (an organizationally chaotic but excellent book). He speculated in a fairly throw-away fashion that the clamor to “bring the boys home” after the war was so widespread and well orchestrated that it might have been directed from Moscow so that the fait of the Soviet occupation could remain accompli as it were.
Has anyone ever addressed this question head on? It seems to me self-evident that Americans would want their troops to come home. But that doesn’t exclude the fact that the Soviets would want it too.