Assignment The Cold War And U.S. Diplomacy

Select a president from the list attached. Then write a three to five (3-5) page paper on the doctrine that a president used according to Roskin. Your research must include at least four (4) credible sources, apart from your textbook. Your paper must address the following:

1. Summarize a situation that required U.S. diplomatic efforts during the president’s time in office.

2. Explicate the diplomatic doctrine the president followed, with reference to specific actions or events that occurred.

3. Describe the effects of these diplomatic efforts for the U.S. and other countries.

4. Assess, in conclusion, the advantages and disadvantages of the particular doctrine that was followed.

Cite at least four (4) reputable sources in addition to the textbook, not including Wikipedia, encyclopedias, or dictionaries.

Your assignment must:

Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.

Presidents Cold War Doctrines: Assignment 1 Week 5


a. Presidents and their “doctrines”

i. Truman

1. Containment at all costs

ii. Eisenhower

1. Employ nuclear weapons and CIA to achieve containment

iii. Kennedy

1. Flexible response to communist expansion, especially guerilla warfare

iv. Johnson

1. Commit troops to Vietnam as a way to follow through on the Kennedy Doctrine

v. Nixon

1. Prevent communist takeovers by supplying arms but not troops

vi. Ford

1. Continue Nixon Doctrine

vii. Carter

1. Emphasize that Persian Gulf is vital to U.S. interest

viii. Reagan

1. Encourage the overthrow of pro-Soviet regimes by sponsoring anti-Communist guerilla groups

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