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RUNNING HEAD: Reagan Doctrine1The Cold War and Unites States of America DiplomacyStrayer UniversityPOL 300Instructor El-Yacoubi
RUNNING HEAD: Reagan Doctrine2The Cold War and United States DiplomacySummarize a situation that required U.S. diplomatic efforts during the president’s time inoffice.Ronald Reagan was the 40th President of the United States of America. President Reagan well-known doctrine originated in 1981 and carry on until 1989. This doctrine had a main important role and strategy towards the downfall of the Soviet Union, it was in part generated in response to the Brezhnev Doctrine. Furthermore, The Reagan doctrine was also the enlargement of President Carter’s doctrine. Charles Krauthammer in an article from New York Times stated “The Reagan Doctrine proclaims overt and unashamed American support for anti-Communist revolution” (Krauthammer, 2001). It announced that the Reagan Doctrine focus on doing what it promised it would do, keep the (Mujahedeen) Afghan freedom fighters from falling. The Reagan Doctrine was extremely important due to its well defined northern America interests and well-being around the world and its will power to prevent communism from increasing or spreading around the globe. The rapid expansion of the Soviet Union in Indies, Middle East, and East Asia was a big concern to all United States presidents during the period of the cold war. “The Soviet invasion of Afghanistan started late December 1979” (Tauscher). John Diggins stated on his book called Fate, Freedom, and the Making of History, “The carter administration had little hesitation in coming to the aid of Afghanistan after the Soviet Union invaded the country on Christmas”. (Diggins, pg. 227, 2007). The United States had instincts that the Soviet Union was concentrated in Middle East and its treasured oil fields. Lastly, after all the communist influential in the Middle East, the Soviet Union try to capture the Strait of Hormuz to have the power to control

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