Lesson 16 The Era of Retrenchment, Presidents Ford and Carte

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Unformatted text preview: Sea Power and Maritime Affairs Lesson 16: The Era of Retrenchment: Presidents Ford and Carter, 1974-1980 Learning Objectives Understand the Navy under President Ford and the political and economic factors that contributed to the Carter Administration viewpoint of the Navys role in Military Strategy and foreign relations Know the evolution of strategic thinking and the defense policy during of the Carter Administration and the internal political factors that influenced these policies Comprehend the policy goals that preceded the Reagan defense buildup and the internal political situation that enabled it The Navy Under President Gerald The Navy Under President Gerald Ford (1974-1977) Ford (1974-1977) The Navy Under President Gerald Ford (1974-1976) VIETNAM: Extreme frustration Congress would not fund $1 billion for SVN USSR: Peaceful coexistence interpreted as rivalry for dominance through client states in Third World, notably Africa (Angola, Kenya, Zaire) Nuclear arms race intensifies USSR develops triple-MIRV ICBM, SS-20; Backfire bomber US develops Trident SSBN; total of 8,500 warheads (nearly 3,000 increase in five years) Strategic Arms Limitation Talks SALT I and II MAYAGUEZ INCIDENT:...
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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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Lesson 16 The Era of Retrenchment, Presidents Ford and...

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