John Hinckley had attempted to assassinate him while he was delivering a speaking engagement. Ronald Reagan was elected president a little farther into The Cold War. Reagan decided to have a Massive buildup of soldiers, Therefore this caused a draft. Ronald Reagan believed in policies that have been based off of supply-side economics, and advocated a laissez
On January 16th, 1991, President George H. W. Bush publicly announced in the Address to the Nation the United States’ participation in the Gulf War. The Gulf War arose when Iraq accused Kuwait—rich in oil—of keeping the price of crude oil low, demanding it to forgive its thirty billion dollar debt in compensation for the acclaimed conspiracy (Smitha, n.d.). In this announcement, President Bush stated the United States’ just intentions for participating, and its goals. President Bush affirmed that other means to make Iraq leave Kuwait had been tried, but were unsuccessful. Thus, the US’s goal in this engagement was “…to drive [Iraq] from Kuwait by force.” Since the United States sought to fight an injustice: Iraq’s invasion of Kuwait for unbacked accusations, and pressures to forgive a debt, the Jus Ad Bellum theory would approve the United States’ participation in this
Nixon fought against the committee in an effort to keep his precious tapes out of the public eye. Nixon was eventually forced to turn over the tapes under a Supreme Court Order. The tapes proved that Nixon was responsible for the scandal. Towards the end of 1974, prosecutors had enough evidence to prove that Nixon was guilty. Nixon resigned from office on August 9th, 1974, making history as the first American president to resign from office.
In order to isolate the individual who they suspected for the leaks. But in 1971 Daniel Ellsberg leaked documents known as the Pentagon Papers to the New York Times, these documents showed US history and involvement in the Vietnam War. The papers showed the the US Military’s enlarged scale of operation of the war from the bombing being conducted in Laos, Cambodia and the raids in North Vietnam. With the leak of the Pentagon Papers, David Young the administrative assistant to Henry Kissinger published a memo for the creation of the “The Plumbers”. The plumbers consisted of persons who specialized in security and intelligence gathering in order to plug the wholes were the “leaks” were coming
In Congress, Nixon was able to secure a Senate seat by implying that the opposing candidate was a Communist sympathizer because she voted against the HUAC. Nixon accused Alger Hiss, a convicted former spy for the Soviets, and pressed the HUAC to go further into the investigations until Alger Hiss was proven guilty. This investigation gave Nixon a national reputation and he was labeled as a young star. The views of Nixon made him acceptable to east and west in the early 1950s. However, Nixon was a man that would go to extreme lengths and tricks if it achieved political success.
In 1952 the US got involved after Nicaragua solicited U.S. assistance to overthrow the Guatemalan leader, Jacobo Arbenz Guzman. President Truman authorized the shipment of weapons and money to anti-Arbenz groups. But, within five weeks the operation to topple Arbenz quickly fizzled when representatives loyal to the president uncovered the plot and took steps to solidify their power. Later Eisenhower sought to defend American interests abroad with an increase in funds for nuclear weapons and covert operations. After that, convinced that Arbenz threatened U.S. national security because of his alleged Communist sympathies, Eisenhower approved the first-ever clandestine military action in Latin America.
Firstly, the use of diplomacy instead of military in order to prevent a large number of casualties and reach a definite solution. During the Cold War, America wished to defeat communism and through the diplomacy implemented within the Cuban Missile Crisis it managed to do so ideologically instead of restoring to military force. After the agreement reached between Kennedy and Khrushchev, the Soviet Union could no longer afford to keep up its military forces throughout the world and therefore no longer face the United States military. This crippled the Soviets as the people no longer viewed communism as a successful way of being the world’s superpower, which became America. Therefore, the Nigerian government should attempt to reach a compromise with the Boko Haram group, so that the situation won’t get out of hand since military force is expensive and creates instability in the country since many soldiers began to abuse their power.
The Truman Doctrine was an American foreign policy to stop Soviet imperialism during the Cold War. It was announced to Congress by President Harry S. Truman on March 12, 1947 when he pledged to contain Soviet threats to Greece and Turkey. No American military force was involved; instead Congress appropriated a free gift of financial aid to support the economies and the militaries of Greece and Turkey. More generally, the Truman doctrine implied American support for other nations threatened by Soviet communism. The Truman Doctrine became the foundation of American foreign policy, and led, in 1949, to the formation of NATO: a full-fledged military alliance that is in effect to this day.
When this political motive was implied to an economic, caused primarily by accumulated war debts following the eight year war with Iran, the annexation of Kuwait seemed to be a solution of Iraq’s problems. The Iraqi president Saddam Hussein also assumed that the west would not use force to defend Kuwait, a miscalculation fuelled by memory of support the west had given Iraq during Iran- Iraq war. The invasion of Kuwait on 2 august 1990 led to a series of UN resolutions calling for Iraq to withdraw unconditionally. Economic sanctions were applied while the US led coalitions of international forces gathered in Saudi Arabia. Operation “desert storm” crushed the Iraqi resistance in a matter of six weeks.
The investigation will assess to what extent Reagan used religion as motivation to wage war against communism from 1981 to 1988. During the Cold War various factors, including ideological differences led to conflict between American democracy and communism in Korea, Vietnam, and the U. S. S. R. In America, a religious awakening occurred, reaffirming traditional American values while the U. S. S. R. or Soviet Union and other communist nations embraced secularism. Ronald Reagan witnessed and impacted the end of the Cold War between the Soviet Union and the United States. This investigation will primarily be focused on primary source documents, namely Reagan’s speeches during his presidency. Analysis combined with background of each speech helps
Nixon had an enemy list, filled with people who had criticized him, such as politicians, reporters, journalists, and others that he felt were a threat to him (Foner). To make sure no one leaked any of his campaign strategies and to know what the democrats were planning, Nixon assigned spies, called The Plumbers, to go into the Watergate Hotel. The Watergate Hotel was where the democrats were having their meetings and the Plumbers broke in to wiretap their rooms and steal top secrets documents. The spies were caught on their second attempt to break in to fix the faulty microphones. After the scandal, Nixon gave a national speech saying that the White House staff had nothing to do with the scandal (Watergate scandal).