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o Stepping stone to oil-rich Persian Gulf Human rights - A fundamental challenge for foreign policy - Principles vs. Practice o Competing priorities and alliances The Fall of Détente – The Carter Doctrine - “An attempt by any outside force to gain control of the Persian Gulf region will be regarded as an assault on the vital interests of the United States of America and will be repelled by any means necessary, including military forces” – January 1980 (jentleson p.167) The Legacy of Nixon Presidency - Assassintion plots against leaders. - The Phoenix Program in Vietnam. - The secret war in Laos. - 1973 killing of Salvador Allende in Chile. - Illegal spying on US citines at home. o Monitoring and intercepting congressional mail. o Infiltrating and subverting and anti-war groups. Debate over Covert Action - A legitimate tool to advance goals exceptional instruments used only in rare instances. Or
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Unformatted text preview: excessive and often self-defeating. Monday November 7, 2011 E.P. Thompson - The Cold War has been a received condition, which has set the first premises of politics and ideology. Most people assume that the condition will persist far into the 21 st century, for the full length of their own lifetimes, if war does not supervene.” The Cold War Ends -The end of the Cold War was one of the great transforming events of the twentieth century. It was equivalent to WWII in its effects on the structure of the international system, but it occurred without war.” o Joseph Ny P. 138 Why did the Cold War End? The most important event of the last half of the twentieth century, yet few anticipated: -The dissolution of the Soviet Empire: o Spanned 11 time zones. o 15 Republics....
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