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The Baruch Plan called for the United States to unilaterally destroy its stockpile of nuclear weapons
In the Korean War, the Chinese threatened a massive invasion of Korea if the United States
invaded North Korea
During the Battle of Dien Bien Phu in 1954, the U.S. provided air strikes in support of French troops
The passage of the National Security Act in 1947
acted to coordinate and unify America's military establishment
Senator Joseph McCarthy gained great credibility during the Red Scare of the 1950s because of his scrupulous attention to validated facts concerning Communist espionage activities in the United States
George Kennan's "containment" policy
proposed American vigilance regarding Soviet expansionist tendencies.
A significant aspect of the American response to the Communist triumph in China was its
decision to focus on Japan as its major Asian ally
The fundamental disagreement at the beginning of the Cold War involved the question of
who would control postwar Europe
When the Soviet Union shot down a United States spy plane in 1960, the event became known as the
By convincing the Soviets of the firm intentions of the United States and its allies, NATO had the effect of de-escalating the Cold War
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