The Foundation Of The U.s. National Security Policy

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The foundation of the U.S. National Security Policy is on the Goldwater-Nichols Act. 1947, signed by U.S. President Ronald Reagan after the World War II, encouraging a restructure of the military through the National Security Act of 1947. The Department of War and the Department of Navy was unified into the National Military Establishment (NME), then renamed to Department of Defense with the purpose to have Army, Navy and Air Force into a unified structure. President Truman signed the National Security Act Amendment of 1949 in reflection to strategic changes to the Cold War facts. This paper explores the book review, performed by Robert B. McCalla and Melvin A. Goodman, of Richard J. Stoll’s “U.S. National Security Policy and the Soviet Union: President Regularities and Extreme Contingencies” for authenticity of author’s arguments and evidences provided for discussion. The World War II was the time of atomic bombing surges, and also time of despair and grieve to many people. Before the healing comes to many of our ancestors, Soviet Union and its allies arrive in pursue of power, fighting against the Western bloc (countries allied with U.S. and NATO) in the called Cold War. This period goes from 1947, during U.S. President Harry S. Truman’s administration, all the way to 1991 with the announcement of the Soviet Union’s collapse. The Berlin Wall was built in 1961, a symbol of the Cold War, and it separated German into West and East with the purpose to balance their economy.

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