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Unformatted text preview: developing world, particularly the Vietnam War placed great stress on the US-European alliance. Some realists, like George Kennan, argued for strongpoint deterrence the main focus of deterrence efforts should be Europe. Others argued for perimeter deterrence in order to maintain credibility, the US had to confront the Soviets in the decolonizing developing world this would prevent these threats from escalating into Europe. As a result, the US and Soviets engaged in proxy wars no direct confrontation between the two superpowers, but one side supported by the superpower best examples are Vietnam (where the North Vietnamese were supported by the Soviets) and Afghanistan (where the US supported the mujahideen against the Soviets)....
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This note was uploaded on 11/25/2011 for the course POLISCI 1003 taught by Professor Olson during the Fall '11 term at GWU.
- Fall '11