Cold War

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The Cold War, 1949-1963 25.1 American Commitment to Cold War: National Security Council Document 68 1. How NSC-68 influenced America's response to Communist North Korea's invasion of South Korea in June 1950 and to Communist expansion in Southeast Asia in the 1960s. The NSC-68 called for military assistance programs that would meet the requirements of our allies. Since South Korea was an ally, we assisted them in repelling the invasion of another communist nation. This help for South Korea meant that a communist nation would be weakened and therefore possibly cripple a potential ally for the Soviet Union. Also, South Korea would then respond to a call for aid if the Soviet Union ever attacked America. 2. The implications of…show more content…
The information can also be used to discover if a threat is real or actually a bluff, and make decisions that are based on facts rather than guesses. 2. Whether President Eisenhower should have gone "public" with U-2 information during the "bomber gap" and "missile gap" discussion. Eisenhower was wise to keep the information about the U-2s secret. He knew what the facts were and so the critics were just spewing nonsense which he knew to be true. If he had revealed his information, they would have wanted to know how he came about it and could possibly have leaked the information to other countries which could have created Soviet aggression towards America for their espionage. 25.6 The Military-Industrial Complex 1. Whether events in the 1970s and 1980s have borne out President Eisenhower's warning to the American people. During the 1970s and 1980s, America spent more money on military security than the net income of all United States corporations. The government was building up armed forces to combat the Soviet Union until its collapse. 2. How to ensure that the "military-industrial complex" does not endanger American liberties and the democratic process. This can be done by the statesman, according to Eisenhower, it is their job "to mold, to balance, and to integrate these and other forces, new and old,, within the principles of our democratic

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