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U.S. History Cold war and U.S. containment.
American Cold war containment policy from 1947-1966.
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(1947) Sent aid to Greece and Turkey. It committed the US to the role of fighting and resiting communism worldwide.
(1947) The concept is from George F. Kennan. It explains to counter soviet expansion with political, economic, military power.
(1947)Relief plan for Europe. It gave 12M to European nations Turned Germany/Japan into Brand new democratic nations help diminish communist presence.
NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization)
(1949) 12-Nation treaty becoming a military pact. (Soviets counter with Warsaw pact)
(1949)China became communist and soviets tested their first A-Bomb. U.S. policy was to have a large scale build up in arms race.
(1948-49) Soviets blockade west Berlin cutting off western contact with Berlin. The U.S. and other nations respond with the Berlin Airlift.
Eisenhower military strategy
(1950) Congress funded new army for NATO. Massive revision and focus on upgrading military technology.(nuclear weapons)
Kennedy military Strategy
(1961) Called for a flexible response. negotiating neutrality for Vietnam or escalation in Vietnam. The compromise was to fight, but only with advisers.
Gulf of Tonkin
(1964) Congress grants the executive branch to use "all necessary measures" to repel armed attacks and prevent further aggression.
Escalation into Vietnam
(1964-66) "Limited War" no extra pushes shall be necessary since the goal is to only support Vietnamese troops in preventing a communist take over.
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