Lecture 13

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April 28, 2008 Page 1 of 3 Lecture 13 The U.S. and the Third World National Security State In 1947, Truman signs the National Security Act, providing for civilian control of the military, unification of the armed forces in the Department of Defense, the creation of the CIA to operate the US, and the establishment of the National Security Council to advise the President on matters of national security J. Edgar Hoover was in charge of the FBI expanded its role by gathering information on individuals (went beyond the confines of the law) The National Security State was intended to protect Americans, but actually jeopardized their freedoms 1st, Second and Third World 1 st World Countries = industrialized and relatively prosperous (US, Western Europe, Australia) 2 nd World Countries = communist-ridden areas 3 rd World Counties = undeveloped, not industrialized, had nor made a decisions on rather to follow capitalism or communism (Africa, South America) America wanted to win over the allegiances of the 3
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