Week 10

Cold War, From Truman to LBJ.


Reinhold Niebuhr - President Obama's Theologian.

The Cold War Begins
Mutual Suspicion - seemed confirmed by both sides.
Yalta Conference
Harry Truman
Truman and Stalin
Potsdam
Arms Race
Containment
Truman Doctrine
Being determined to prevent the mistakes following World War I
-in which peace led to another war-
  the US entered a long, bitter, expensive Arms Race


Origins and consequences of the Cold War

Arthur Vandenberg and Robert Taft
"Isolationist"
Harry Hopkins and Henry Stimson
"Four Policemen"
Henry Wallace and Walter Lippman
"Internationalist"
James Forrestal and George Keenan
"Realist"
"You may as well negotiate with a river as the Soviets"
Truman Era foreign policy
-The Marshall plan
The Marshall Plan - a poison pill for Soviet Union
Europe is divided
Chiang Kai-shek
Mao Zedong
rift between Mao and Stalin
June 25 1950 Kim Il Sung
Truman v MacArthur
1952 Dwight Eisenhower elected
Ho Chi Minh
Resisting Communism first priority
John Foster Dulles
1954: Dien Bien Phu and Geneva
General Henri Navarre
Ngo Dinh Diem
Ngo Dinh Nhu
Vietminh
Kennedy's foreign policy
Cold War Policy Continued
Counter-Insurgency
Bay of Pigs, Missle Crisis, Hard Line in Vietnam.
1963- November 1 - Diem assassinated.
November 22 - Kennedy assassinated.
Cold War Blinders
Arrogance and innocence
Lyndon Johnson's War
Personality and leadership style
The Gulf of Tonkin Resolutions
Escalation
"Operation rolling thunder"


Ia Drang one of the first major battles between the United States Army and the People's Army of Vietnam.
Air war increased
search and destroy
Anti-war movement
America Divided
Tet Offensive
Battle for Hue
Council of wise men