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Evaluate Arguments

Describe George F. Kennan's argument in favor of the containment policy, and explain why he thought it would be successful.

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The containment policy, according to George Kennan, would work against Soviet expansion because its primary purpose was to keep communism within its existing borders and prevent it from spreading. He claimed that Stalin would not put the Soviet Union's security at risk for the sake of expansion and that declaring war on the United States would only destabilize his authority and cause the Soviet Union's demise. As a result, the US should commit to containing communism throughout the world, particularly in Europe and Asia.

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