These messages revealed hundreds of citizens and immigrants all on American soil that exposed confidential information to Soviet intelligence. Soviet intelligence officers in the United States frequently communicated with their superiors in Moscow via telegraphic cables. These messages were encrypted, but in 1946 the United States began to decrypt a significant amount of these messages. This shocking discovery of spies and this leaked information showed the Soviet Union and communists’ ability to influence and control the United States. The unveiling of American atomic secrets to the Soviets allowed the Soviet Union to construct atomic weapons many years sooner and at a significantly lower cost than it otherwise would have (Haynes and Klehr, Venona: Decoding Soviet Espionage in America, 3).
Ronald Reagan was able to reduce tension between America and the Soviet Union but he is not the best leader because of the Iran Contra Affair in which it showed that he is easily influenced by other people.One of the foreign policies was military build up.Because the Soviet Union decided not to abide by the SALT II treaty which was to maintain nuclear equalness between two main superpowers, it was no surprise when Reagan also bagn defense building. The main objectives of the buildup were to strengthen military, encourage and gain trust from the European allies that US will not abandon them. The defense budget in 1981 was $171 million to $300 billion in 1985. The increase in budget has many positive results such as a military upgrade and modern
While Pyle believes that the Vietnamese are only spreading communism under orders from the Soviet Union, Fowler understands that they are choosing to take on a communist government because it suits their needs best. In a discussion with Fowler over the desires of the Vietnamese people, Pyle explains, “They’ll be forced to believe what they are told and won’t be allowed to think for themselves” (Greene 86). In this assumption, Pyle uses logos as a way of persuasion to convince Fowler that his idea is obvious. Pyle believes that the Soviets are controlling the Vietnamese, which is parallel to the United States’ idea that Ho Chi Minh was a puppet for Stalin. However, Fowler notices that the Vietnamese were chasing after their own interests, rather
Snowden releasing the information made laws placed to where it 's harder for the government to spy on its people (Ray)19. The UN intervened and helped the people of the united states to make an act in place to protect privacy (Ray)20. Eric H. Holder told the government that Snowden helped the government from crossing the line when it came to spying and they thank him even though Snowden is still a criminal (Ray)21. From the very little good it did, it actually made the united states more unsafe because it has become harder to watch the groups of terrorist (Ray)22. The damage is done and he did it out of selfishness the people he swore to protect are more endangered than ever (Couric)23.
A lot of people are saying though that was not the only reason why he gave the o.k., Truman wanted to get a message across that the U.S. had major weapon power and was not afraid to use it, and to send a message to the Soviet Union, who at the time we were having trouble with, that this is what we could do to you too. People said that the deaths from this was a small price to pay to show the world that the U.S. was a big player in the power
Although the NSA can also successfully catch terrorists by accessing private data, using only investigators will protect the privacy of the citizens of the United States from being violated, cost the government less money and let people feel more secure without having the feeling of being watched. Moreover, opposers argue that it is too difficult to process the enormous amount of information that the NSA accesses every day, so it is not reasonable to assume that this information actually helps prevent attacks in action. In addition, even when the NSA finally detects a suspicious act, it would still not be easy to catch an actual crime, as there are so many behaviours and situations that could solicit attention that the investigators can not decide which one requires investigators in the field. And that is the reason why the NSA falsely detained innocent citizens with wrong accusations. Some also believe that spying on other nations has caused tensions between the US and many countries around the world.
Before this many Colonists did not know of the harsh injustices done by the British. They also did not believe that the cause for revolution was urgent. Thomas Paine showed them that the cause was urgent by explaining the wrongs the British had committed and why King George was a tyrant. He also showed them that America did not need the British Empire 's protection. This quote shows his reasoning “Small islands, not capable of protecting themselves, are the proper objects for kingdoms to take under their care; but there is something absurd, in supposing a continent to be perpetually governed by an island.” Another reason it was so influential is because it was sold very cheaply so as many people could read it as possible.
Interestingly, the Soviet declaration of war against the Japanese is not mentioned in this recapitulate. These successes had an unforeseen consequence for the newly founded Air Force; generals had inflated expectations that influenced Washington, where political leaders worried that strategic bombing could provide amply propaganda opportunities to the enemy (p6). However, this was the exact goal of the USAF at the start of the Korean War. According to Crane, close air support did not influence the enemy’s decision making, and despite outcry by elements of the army, airmen wanted air interdiction and strategic bombing (p28). Friction between General MacArthur and General LeMay appeared, MacArthur only wanted to attack military targets, while LeMay pushed for targeting city centers.
Many of these accusations were actually false, similar to the Salem witch hunts. At this time, many people accused innocents to either seem unsuspicious or to gain something for themselves. Many believed McCarthy in the claims that there was a large threat of communist espionage in the US. They supported him and his investigations and hearings. Few in the press were willing to stand up against him.
Since both states wanted either economic or territorial expansions, they were bound to come into conflict. Their conflicting interests and opposing ideologies also was a sort of approach that made the Cold War inevitable. Although the U.S. and the Soviet Union were wartime allies, their ideologies and geopolitical goals were always in conflict with each other. Once the war against Germany was won, Russia wanted spoils for basically winning the war for the rest of the Allies, while the U.S. wanted to establish open international economic and political systems. This difference made it inevitable for the Soviet Union and the United States to engage in Cold War.
John Edgar Hoover was the first Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation of the United States. Hoover was thought to be involved because he was good friends with Lyndon b. Johnson (JFK assassination co-conspirators). Hoover was also a master at blackmail and he also had a lot of dirt on JFK to protect his vital interest (the suspect). Hoover abused his power of lead FBI as he did not agree on everything JFK said or did (the suspects). Hoover was at the pre -assassination final meeting of conspirators.
The wiretapping program is used to collect data that is transmitted on a network and allows the government to eavesdrop without a warrant. The use of this program is easy for the NSA to snoop and allows the government to eavesdrop without having to present a warrant. President George W. Bush had addressed this program as a crucial part to the National Security Agency, yet this announcement led to the wild growth of the NSA’s power. The NSA took advantage of the program and used it to spy on the conversations between foreign nationals, U.S. citizens, and international communications. However, curious of the program and questioning President Bush’s speech, a group from the U.S. senate decided to look into the situation.
The Soviets` did not agree to most of Truman`s suggestions to ease the tension, however. And although the Soviet Union successfully infiltrated the United States information bases, and therefore knew more about atomic materials in the United States, Truman`s choices can be considered successes as they prevented many dangerous outcomes. Such as when leader of the Soviet Union Joseph Stalin, approved North Korea`s invasion of the South , the United States were able to react in a way that prevented further harm to the situation, however shocked the Americans were at the
Is Snowden an enemy for informing the world of how the US keeps tags on them, or is he a hero for letting the American people know that their 4th amendment is being violated? Some can argue that America’s enemies didn’t need Snowden to inform them, groups such as al-Qaeda have long since figured that out. Because it is almost certain that enemies already know about what Snowden revealed, the only thing he did wrong was violate his oath, and the NSA’s oath of secrecy trumps his belief that the NSA’s activities were an unconstitutional threat to the American people. Even though the NSA’s oath trumps Snowden’s beliefs, it does not mean that what the oath is protecting is constitutional. The National Security Agency has been keeping many people out of the dark for years about their policies.
President Harry Truman also added on to this propaganda as well. The two men would fuel a propaganda for communist nations that are still being felt today. Examples of this propaganda is the Loyalty Order, McCarthyism, and the Cold War itself. Pre Cold War the country is on edge of communists trying to take over the country. President Harry Truman signed an executive order called the Loyalty Order.