Lesson 14 The US Navy in the Strategy of Containment, 1953-1

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Sea Power and Maritime Affairs Lesson 14: The US Navy in the Strategy of Containment, 1953-1963
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Learning Objectives Comprehend the development of new strategies and weapons systems, in terms of competition for resources within the DOD and within the Navy, during in the height of the Cold War. “Massive Retaliation,” “Rollback,” and “Liberation” will be defined and their applicability as strategic slogans will be assessed by examination of major crises of the Eisenhower Presidency. Comprehend how the threat of limited naval presence was used to influence international affairs during the 1950s.
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Learning Objectives President Kennedy's “Flexible response” will be defined and its applicability as a strategic slogan will be assessed by examination of the Bay of Pigs and the Cuban Missile Crisis. Know the impact of the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962 on US naval strategy and national policy.
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NSC 68: Blueprint for Cold War Strategy National Security Council Report - April 1950 Based on the Truman Doctrine, Marshall Plan, and George Kennan’s “Containment Strategy” Threat from Soviet Union: Leads the global advance of international communism Korean War - National Security Council believes the perception of the communist threat is confirmed
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Defending the Western Hemisphere and essential allied areas in order that their war-making capabilities can be developed Providing and protecting a mobilization base while the offensive forces required for victory were being built up Conducting offensive operations to destroy vital elements of the Soviet war-making capacity, and to keep the enemy off balance until the full offensive strength of the United States and its allies can be brought to bear Defending and maintaining the lines of communication and base areas necessary to the execution of the above tasks Providing such aid to allies as is essential to the execution of their role in the above tasks
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NSC 68 NSC 68: “We must, by means of a rapid and sustained build-up of the political, economic, and military strength of the free world, and by means of an affirmative program intended to wrest the initiative from the Soviet Union, confront it with convincing evidence of the determination and ability of the free world to frustrate the Kremlin design of a world dominated by its will.”
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Korean War Navy Naval decline reversed Accelerated shipbuilding Personnel strength doubled Reactivation of mothballed World War II ships
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This note was uploaded on 07/12/2011 for the course GOV 365L taught by Professor Liu during the Spring '08 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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