In his work, Fleming explained that if the Soviets wanted to attack the united states of America they had done it because they had all the necessary equipment but at that period the nation was more interested in its inner politics than conquering the world. Seeing the Soviet Union as its biggest threat and being afraid of the “Domino” effect, the American government decided to take actions by supporting the rebels in Latin America and countries that were gaining their independence in a hope that these societies will adopt the capitalist ideology. The decisions that the USA made where not always elaborated and in some cases they did more harm than good. Isolating the U.S.S.R from the world politics was
The Soviets had denied sharing control of the Turkish Straits as they had claimed they would not have. Truman was advised to act as the worst case scenario was that there was a Soviet desire for Global Conquest. When Great Britain announced that they were going to stop aiding Greece and
This was also problematic because in 1981, Sandinista-supported Marxist guerrillas launched an offensive against the government of El Salvador, which was pro-American (Russell, 2010). The President Reagan did not want to see the Soviet Union’s communist influence grow more than it already had, which propelled him into action. What came from this fear of the spread of communism is what we now know as the “Reagan Doctrine”. According to the Historian’s Office at the U.S. Department of State, The “Reagan Doctrine” was the policy of supporting anti-Communist insurgents wherever
Therefore, during the 1961 British Guiana elections, Kennedy was determined to deny Jagan power. John F. Kennedy did not make a good choice by carrying out a coup in the British Guiana to overthrow Jagan. Although Cheddi Jagan was a declared communist, he posed no threat to the United States. The British Guiana was an insignificant colony for the Western Hemisphere; however, Kennedy was unwilling to let any country become communist. Besides that Cheddi Jagan was a communist, John F. Kennedy did not have a valid reason to overthrow the British Guiana government.
President Reagan contended that we were trying to get an opening to “moderate” or anti-Khomeini forces in Iran rather than trafficking with hard-line terrorists and extremists. This explanation, too, has been dismissed as a subterfuge on the grounds that “all the moderates in Iran are dead.” Again, the evidence strongly supports the President’s view. As our chronology makes clear, the idea of seeking an opening to Iran, of trying to identify and deal with moderate elements there, predated the events that brought the hostage issue to the forefront. This theme emerged time and again in early statements from the NSC and CIA and were prominent in administration thinking throughout the Iranian initiative. And the President himself consistently stressed that he sought an opening to moderate elements in Tehran.
SDI – anti ballistic missiles. | In order for the USSR to keep pace with them they would face bankruptcy. American military supremacy – allow the USA to gain more meaningful concessions. | It would require vast sums of money and resources.Soviets could respond. | The Reagan Doctrine | The policy of spending assistance to anti-Communist insurgents and governments.
The only reason the other side was going to use the missile on a country we supported was because they were threatened by our nuclear weapons. Our country decided to surround the other side so they wouldn’t use the missile. Evidently that
The Iran Contra Affair is one of the black marks that were left on Reagan’s presidency. The former President has distanced himself from the affair ever since it was disclosed in November 1986 that arms were secretly sold to Iran with profits going to the Nicaraguan rebels, sometimes denying outright he had any knowledge of critical events and sometimes issuing blurred statements about his involvement. This event happened halfway through Reagan’s second term his popularity was high going into his second term. But as this event occurred his presidency was called into suspicion. Unshredded documents and interviews with several major players indicate that the actions, which ran counter both to the Administration's much-publicized policy of no
Laos was threatened by Communist insurgents and Prince Sihanouk of Cambodia had renounced aid from the US and demanded neutrality in any further conflicts. Left-wing insurgents were threatening Thailand and the British were having similar issues in dealing with threats in Malaysia and Borneo. Sukarno. Leader of Indonesia, had started to show an interest in the Indonesian communist party, much to the ire of America. While the more sophisticated of the US advisers realised that the domino theory was too simplistic in an increasingly non-linear world, split not just by ideology but also historically through ethnic and nationalist conflict, this didn't mean that the USSR and China would exploit any weakness shown by the USA.
The Cold War had essentially started as a split between USA and the USSR due to ideological and strategic differences between the two countries. During the course of the Cold War, the official US foreign policy was of containment of communism. This policy fuelled by the fear of communism in USA was designed to prevent further expansion of communism. The policy emerged at a time when Eastern Europe was under the military, and increasing political, control of the Soviet Union, and when Western European countries appeared to be wobbling from their democracies because of socialist agitation and collapsing economies. Containment was a foreign policy introduced at the start of the Cold War by the United States, aimed at stopping the spread of Communism and keeping it 'contained' and isolated within its current borders, otherwise the 'domino effect' would occur, where if one nation became Communist, the surrounding ones would follow.