The Cuban missile crisis was said to be his fault. He was to blamed for the situation because he taunted the Soviet Union and they reacted by placing missiles in Cuba. When Kennedy discovered the missiles he reacted in an aggressive manner. He cut off all trade with Cuba after this happened. These events have long since caused tensions between the U.S. and the Soviet Union.
This was made clear when Reagan declared that any Soviet advance on the Persian gulf would be met with a nuclear response. Furthermore, the 1983 invasion of Grenada showed that the USA was willing to violently contain communism. This aggressive approach to foreign policy stirred fear in the Soviet Union, thus contributing greatly to the Second Cold War
to take action in the Vietminh’s fight for independence. The domino theory, which reflects America’s fear and the conviction that communism appeared to be a danger for the world, is accepted as the main reason for America’s involvement in the Vietnam War. The American presidents shared the orthodox interpretation, all believing in the containment of communism. Other factors that explain America’s involvement in the Vietnam War are the quagmire and Stalemate theory and the commitment trap. The increased commitment from previous presidents made it more difficult and challenging for the successors to withdraw from the Vietnam.
Eisenhower believed that focusing on a military during the Cold War could escalate the nuclear arms race to an all-out nuclear war, but JFK thought America 's Cold War strategy needed to be remilitarized. This is similar to when Clinton refused to authorize missions to eliminate Osama Bin Laden, but when Bush is elected, he declares War on Terror while expands the size and authority of all national security organizations Inside the U.s government. Keck also mentions Obama’s efforts , “Obama, like Eisenhower, quickly began prosecuting the war against al-Qaeda largely by relying heavily on America’s technological advantages and more aggressive covert operations run largely by the CIA…the Obama administration is worried that it(the strategy)will eventually face blowback from its actions and therefore hopes to rein itself in. This is prudent strategy, but it remains to be seen whether this attempt will succeed or, like the U.S. during the 1960s, Washington will unnecessarily re-escalate its campaign again.” Bill Clinton, George Bush, and Obama’s efforts against the War on Terror reflect the efforts put forth by Harry
According to document D in 1962 “The soviets began shipping 40,000 troops, 60 missiles and 158 nuclear warheads to communist Cuba.” However, U.S spy planes soon identified evidence of the nuclear missile sites being rapidly installed in Cuba. As a result, the U.S quarantined (set a zone around) Cuba where ships carrying weapons could not go. If Cuba had missiles, they could threaten other countries and make them submit to Cuba which would result in them becoming communist. Numerous Soviet transports stopped dead in the water just outside the quarantine line. In April 1963, the United States and the Soviet Union came to an agreement.
The cold war characterized in many aspects. Here I conclude it with several key words. Firstly, political conflicts and military tension between US ans USSR. Secondly, the Marshall plan which was seen by Russia as USA using economic aid to buy itself an empire or 'sphere of influence '. Also, Nuclear fear also was the characteristic of cold war, everyone at that time was fear of the nuclear war that was seemed to happen, especially at the time of Cuba missile crisis.
Several political changes came with this event. As I have already stated, there were already some pretty tense relationships with the Soviet Union. When the Soviets decided to siege Berlin and basically hold it hostage, all it did was increase the tensions between the Allied Nations and the Soviet Union. Another large political impact was Germany becoming allied with the United States and the rest of the Allied Nations. One impact that isn’t very known is how the Soviets would use the Berliners inside.
When Stalin died in 1953, Nikita Khrushchev came into power. He brought about huge changes such as the de-Stalinization of the Soviet Union, the progress of the early Soviet space program, and ‘several relatively liberal reforms in areas of domestic policy’. However, as to quote the internet, ‘Hoping eventually to rely on missiles for national defense, Khrushchev ordered major cuts in conventional forces. Despite the cuts, Khrushchev 's rule saw the most tense years of the Cold War, culminating in the Cuban Missile Crisis. Some of Khrushchev 's policies were seen as erratic, particularly by his emerging rivals within the Party, who quietly rose in strength and deposed him in October 1964’.
When Iran and Iraq were involved in a war, Reagan decided to sell US antitank and antiaircraft to Iran’s government since they helped released Americans captured by another terrorist group. However, another Reagan staff member decided to use the profits made from selling the weapons to Iran to fund the contras in Nicaragua. This was an illegal diversion of funding since it violated the Boland Amendment and congressional budget authority. This event caused the president to have an image of someone who 's easily manipulated. He also helped improve US Soviet relation.
I would say that it had both negative and positive because the aggressive American foreign policy implemented during the early years of the Cold War in Guatemala, therefore, succeeded in its immediate goal of removing a suspected communist sympathizer, but the unforeseen consequences of PBSUCESS (four decades of instability and civil war in Guatemala) the remain the ultimate legacy of the initial CIA covert operation in