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Unformatted text preview: -The X Article took the information presented in the two prior reports and constructed a road map for the Cold War. The article proved to be the public face of American foreign policy in the Cold War – even though Kennan himself has noted that he felt that he was misunderstood – in the statement that the “United States policy toward the Soviet Union must be that of a long-term, patient but firm and vigilant containment of Russian expansive tendencies.”   This policy was misinterpreted to mean that the US would contain the Soviet Union globally. Much of the meaning that was interpreted from the article, even within the government, was not the true meaning that Kennan intended. He admitted that there were serious deficiencies in the article and he was afflicted with ulcers over the response that the article received. -Domino Theory...
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- Spring '08
- LOGEVALL, F
- Cold War, Jacobs, United States Policy, Diem, Russian expansive tendencies.