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American Cold War History - 1,949 words
Harry S. Truman was the most influential figure in early Cold War politics. His policies on Soviet expansion and cooperation with western bloc countries set the stage for how other Cold War era presidents would act. It is through his handling of the Korean conflict and the issue of communism, both domestic and abroad, he can be considered the father of Cold War politics. The beginnings of communist distrust in America may be found in the Red Scare of 1919. The Red Scare of 1919 began out of a growing distrust of Bolshevism and strong desire by many groups to preserve Americas status quo and throw out the foreign influences that might subvert it (1). People only became more outraged by such f ...
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Unrevealed - 1,721 words
The first study of clandestine operations was initiated 1988 in hopes of learning about the relationship between the President and the intelligence committees of Congress. Stephan F. Knott, an Assistance Professor of Political Science at the Untied States Air Force Academy, picked up this study of clandestine operations. In Knott's recently published book (1996) Secret and Sanctioned, he unveils the reality that not only were clandestine operations in the Cold War recently, been had also been used in times dating back to our Forefathers. Knott's account of covert operations involving some of our most admired leaders (George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln etc.) gives clear evid ...
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Coldwar - 1,028 words
Bibliography: Bowker, Mike, and Brown, Robin, eds., From Cold War to Collapse (1992); Brands, H. W., The Devil We Knew (1994); Crockatt, Richard, The Fifty Years War: The United States and the Soviet Union in World Politics, 1941-1991 (1995); Gaddis, John Lewis, The United States and the End of the Cold War (1992) and We Now Know: Rethinking Cold War History (1997); Glynn, Patrick, Closing Pandora's Box (1992); LaFeber, Walter, America, Russia, and the Cold War, 7th ed. (1992); May, Ernest R., American Cold War Strategy: Interpreting NSC 68 (1993); Powaski, Ronald E., The Cold War, The United States and the Soviet Union, 1917-1991 (1997); Walker, Martin, The Cold War: A History (1994). The c ...
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Cold War Foreign Policy - 999 words
... to communism were hostile. (New York Times, par 4) NSC 68. In April of 1950, a top secret document was given to Truman by the National Security Council (NSC). It was declassified in 1975. The document was called NSC 68 written under direction of National Security Advisor Paul Nitze and it had was a amalgamation of all three proposals and both competing ideologies. Before Truman's presidency, Eisenhower had adopted the idea of a rollback to deal with communism. Roll back was the idea that the Soviet Union would withdraw from communism once it pushed them into inevitable debt. However, once out of under Eisenhower's shadow, Truman decided to take a more agressive stance. Laissez-faire poli ...
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9-11 Could Have Been Avoided If The Secret Services Would Have Done Their Work - 3,333 words
... knew three weeks before 9-11 that two hijackers, Nawaf al-Hazmi and Khalid al-Midhar, who were involved in the bombing of the USS Cole in November 2000, were in the United States. Although their names were listed in a watchlist of potential terrorists, which contained names of people for which the entry to the US is forbidden because of their terrorist connections, al-Hazmi and al-Midhar were not stopped at their entry into the US neither were they arrested later. Although the CIA knew that with al-Midhar at least one of the two al-Qaeda terrorists could enter and leave US as he wanted to, they did not pass this information onto other authorities for nearly 1 years. They continued the su ...
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