IntlSecurity 8 Detente andNuclearAnxieties

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8: Republican Strategies, 1970s Détente and Nuclear Anxieties (1969 – 76) Richard Nixon and Henry Kissinger I.  Key Elements of “Détente” Vision of Containment Grand Strategy A.  US-Soviet Coexistence  Both will exist.  One is not going to wipe the other off the map By the 1970s Soviets had built of enough power that the age of parity  was dawning Near equals B.  Triangular Diplomacy   Invitation to China Sends Kissinger in 1971 on mission to Pakistan where he should  secretly divert to Beijing Nixon and Kissinger maintain good relations with Soviets and the  Chinese so that each side will feel the need to  woo  the US The US can play each country against one another and we can extract  from ____ both C.   Guam /Nixon Doctrine IMPORTANT Major announcement of American intentions post Vietnam 1. Credibility and reputation Said we still uphold all of our treaties 2. The US will provide support if any nation threatened by others if vital to  out interests. 3. Indigenous forces must indicate that they are interested in fighting
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