In less than 10 years result o return to strong point

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in less than 10 yearsResultoReturn to strong point containment oKeep west and Japan strongoIn terms of Thailand, Burma etc.USA cant afford to have troops or robust presence thereoSo how do you keep periphery secure?Stable governments, etc. oMinimum requirementTrade freelyUniversal vision but done so CHEAPLYRest of world are Americans in training but amount of money to help them should be more limitedHistoric embrace of scientistsSpending to foster better weapons Civil war, WWI, WWIINew and superior technologiesoB-52oB-58 – supersonic hustler
oDevelopment of more and more powerful missilesoTheatre wide and others that can travel anywhere in the worldFor a time there is some relative security with emphasis with strategic weapons and spending on technologyoSoviets do have their own atomic weapons but we are far superior and advantage we have with missiles and rocketry ensured some level of security as wellBy 60s oSoviets catching upoAlso beat us with launching Sputnik – satelliteIdea then oIncrease R&D and draw down conventional forcesBig amount and spike in terms of defense spending research oShifts to space in later 60soSome success in drawing down defense budget as 60s progressReceptions of the new lookBritain, France, west Germany, and the defense questionAmbivalence among the US publicoGrowing national prosperityoDarkening implications of nuclear technologyNew overtures toward the sovietsoStalin’s deathoThe Geneva Summit 1955 and Khrushchev’s US visit 1959oThe Paris Summit debacle 1960New Look oSucceeds in terms of drawing down defense spending Another way Ike sought to reduce spending on defenseoGet allies to contribute more on defense budget and help defend themselves moreIn early 50soFrench PM – PlevenTalked about cousin to NATO European Defense Committee Bring in GermanyRearming Germany would allow US to bring more troops homeoBUT under De GaulleFrench shot down idea of European Defense CommitteeFearing re armed Germany And though another thing like NATO would bring down French sovereignty
oIke kept pushing however for more of a role for Germany in NATO structureAllows ability to reduce American conventional forcesParadox – a little good a little badSimpsons – Pinchy ParadigmoHow do you have it both ways?In part we are secureoTechnologyNew bombersoNegotiationsoEconomicallyStimulating economy through spendingBUT sense growing that fundamentally we are insecure because all of this stuff we have created to feel more secure will never be put touseoInterstate highwaysDe facto off limits to non whites and non middle classAmerican dream off limits to you Rapid growth of south westMassive urbanization that comes with contracting jobs Uncertainty towards nuclear technology crystalizes in a few waysoTest in pacific – scientists warned fisherman to stay out of blast zone – bomb was much more powerful than expected

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