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The Cold War and U.S. Diplomacy

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The Cold War and U.S. Diplomacy

President Kennedy

President Kennedy was in office from 1961-1963, and during this time, he flexibly responded to communist expansion, especially to guerrilla warfare. The “Kennedy Doctrine” that was initialed by the President that refers to the foreign policy initiatives. These initiatives were taken for Latin America during the time period of his presidency. During this, he also supported Communism and supported the reversal of Communist progress in the Western Hemisphere.

In January 1961, during his inaugural address, he presented the people of America with a blueprint. On the basis of this, the initiative of future foreign policy formulation was to be taken with regards to administration. This was supposed to later follow and represent. Moreover, during the address he also warned that every nation should know that America will assure the survival and success of liberty no matter what price they have to pay or bear. Moreover, the President also referred to the public to assist in the struggle against the enemies and to beat tyranny, poverty and war. During this address, the Cold War was prominent, and it also highlighted the mentality of the President and his administration (Gaddis, 2002).

U.S. diplomatic efforts

During President Kennedy's office, a situation that required U.S. diplomatic efforts was the Vietnam War. This was the longest deployment of the US forces in hostile action in the history of the American republic. There was no formal declaration of the war since the time the US President, John F. Kennedy was elected. However, the President's decision to send more than 2000 military advisers to South Vietnam in 1961 resulted in the start of the American military combat that was of twelve years.

U.S. unit combat began in 1965 but the US troops increased and ...
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