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Unformatted text preview: IR 100 The Problem of Vietnam The US and Wars of Intervention Oct. 31, 2007 Prof. Mary Elise Sarotte Information about Pop Quiz As stated in the syllabus, there are no make-up As pop quizzes pop Only one pop quiz grade will count If you miss both pop quizzes, you will receive an If F for that component of the grade for Only acceptable excuses for quiz: if non-medical, Only written notice advising your TA in advance of absence; if medical, documentation of illness delivered as soon as you are well enough. If you miss both with excused absences, your section with participation grade will count for 20% instead. Tomorrow: November 1: Arab Film Festival Screening of November “Since You Left” (autobiographical documentary of Palestinian actor and director Mohammad Bakri) on November 1 at 7:00pm in the Annenberg Auditorium. An hour-long discussion will follow the screening, with panelists from the School of International Relations and the Annenberg School. Annenberg Upcoming due dates Paper topic due this week in section Paper outline and bibliography due: in lecture, Paper Monday Nov. 19 - note change of location in Monday updated syllabus (on Blackboard) updated Paper due: in lecture, Monday Dec. 3 Final Exam: Fri., Dec. 14, THH301, 2-5pm (you Final must have submitted a hard-copy DSP letter to Prof. Sarotte for her signature to receive disability adjustments) adjustments) Outline The Frailties of Grand Strategy Unintended Consequences: Cambodia Unintended (Kosal Path) (Kosal Failures: Chile, Middle East Success: China, USSR Keys to Nixon and Kissinger’s Foreign Policy Three Principles 1. concreteness (i.e. trying to deal in 1. specifics) specifics) 2. restraint, and, 2. 3. most importantly, linkage (i.e. tying 3. together a variety of issues) together President Salvador Allende of Chile Henry Kissinger "The United States does not base its policy solely on Moscow's good intentions. We seek, regardless of Soviet intentions, to serve peace through a systematic resistance to pressure and conciliatory responses to moderate behavior… moderate …continued We must oppose aggressive actions, but we We must not seek confrontations lightly. We must maintain a strong national defense while recognizing that in the nuclear age the relationship between military strength and politically usable power is the most complex in all history.” complex Proliferation & Nonproliferation Great Britain became a nuclear power in Great 1952 and detonated an H-bomb in 1957; France became a nuclear power in 1960; France and China in 1964. In an attempt to check further proliferation, In the US, Britain, and the USSR signed the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty in July 1968. The NPT It went into force in March 1970, by which time a It further 97 countries had signed it and 47 had ratified it. Signatories to this treaty agreed, if they were Signatories nuclear powers, never to furnish nuclear weapons or the technology to produce them to non-nuclear nations. Signatories who were not nuclear powers agreed Signatories that they would not take steps to become one. Nonproliferation, continued The UN established an International Atomic The Energy Administration to verify compliance with the NPT. with Numerous other countries signed bilateral Numerous and multilateral agreements. and Most famous: SALT (Strategic Arms Most Limitation Treaty) and ABM (Anti-Ballistic Missile) Treaty Missile) IR 100 The Problem of Vietnam: The US and Wars of Intervention Oct. 31, 2007 Prof. Mary Elise Sarotte ...
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