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Unformatted text preview: o The New York Times, September 9, 1945 Debate over Containment! -The main elemtn of of any US policy toward the Soviet Union must be that of a long-term, patient but firm and vigilant containment of Russian expansive tendencies. o Mr. X, the Sources of Soviet Conduct, Foreign Affairs. -Kennan believed the West needed to maintain a steady, firm policy to keep the Soviet threat in check and wait for what Kennan believed was inevitable: The downfall of the Soviet Union. o Key Distinction: Political vs. Military Challenge! Professor Forsythe -Decision to torture prisoners was made by VP Cheney, leaving out Rice and Powel. -Cut out Congress and the Courts. -Cheney saw the presidency as weakened, and that he had to increase its power. -Humanitarian Law is also know as the Laws of War. -Cheney got lawyers to say it was okay, to bypass the legal asbects....
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This note was uploaded on 11/08/2011 for the course POLI SCI 255 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '11 term at UMass (Amherst).
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