Reading Response 2 Cold War

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Reading Response: The Cold War George Kennan outlined containment in his telegram to the State Department in 1946. As a means to check foreign affairs of the Soviet Union and ensure the prevention of extended power by communists, Kennan felt the U.S had to do something. Kennan expressed his views of a calm and more positive approach in dealing with Russia. On the other hand, President Truman believed it was “necessary to have the military power to deter, if possible, Soviet expansion, and to defeat, if necessary, aggressive Soviet or Soviet-directed actions of a limited or total character (Johnson, 217).” As both provided conflicting views of means to handling the problems of the Soviet and Russia, the question becomes, which approach was more beneficial in solving the conflicts of Russia and the Soviet in Europe? In support of Kennan’s idea of containment, Truman proposed the Truman Doctrine and George Marshall proposed the Marshall Plan. The United States clearly led the western nations
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This note was uploaded on 09/13/2011 for the course HIST 2112 taught by Professor Sutter during the Summer '07 term at University of Georgia Athens.

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