The proclamation of the Truman Doctrine
on 12 March 1947, was not followed by rearmament, as defense budgets remained at $13.
The Truman Doctrine
of 1947 and Turkey's entry into NATO in 1952 are significant cases in point.
For Hartmann, Truman's approach is the key; the most important legacy of this president is his enduring approach to the Cold War: moralizing the conflict, demonizing the Soviet "Other," and proposing universal solutions, such as the 1947 Truman Doctrine
The Truman Doctrine
was instrumental in containing the spread of Communism -- especially in the newly established Turkish Republic.
Later, the Truman Doctrine
, or Doctrine of Containment, sought to halt the global expansion of the Soviet Union's brand of Communism.
In his four years as a powerful undersecretary and another four as secretary of state (1945-53) Acheson engineered America's transformation into a global superpower, starting with the Truman Doctrine
and the Marshall Plan and culminating with the creation of NATO, Germany's rearmament, and the decision to intervene in Korea.
Authors Walter Isaacson and Evan Thomas described them as the hidden architects behind the Truman Doctrine
, the Marshall Plan, and the entire concept of Soviet power "containment" that ruled America's foreign policy for 40 years.
Fact is, Obama simply is fitting neatly into a presidential foreign policy paradigm constructed during a nearly 60-year period, beginning with the post-World War II Truman Doctrine
He looks closely at the Truman Doctrine
and the war in Korea, doctrines of intervention, nondeclared wars and the Vietnam conflict, nation building and freedom fighting, and Iraq and the doctrine of first strike, among other topics.
Expanding the Korean War above the 49th parallel, the Truman Doctrine
of aiding any government resisting Communism, a defense buildup beyond what was necessary--these policies lacked the crucial realist element of proportion, as Kennan, Lippman, and others warned at the time.
How did American policies like the Truman Doctrine
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Rood's circle, and he advised on her dissertation at the University of Virginia on the Truman Doctrine
I used to think, before I became First Minister, that Nye Bevan's version of the Truman doctrine
on political responsibility went a bit far but, as usual, Bevan got it right.
The authors' approach works better in some instances, like the inclusion of universal language in the Truman Doctrine
, than it does for others, such as understanding the Carter administration's failure to rise above Cold War politics.