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Ideological competition and geostrategic threat made American officials aware of vulnerability of domestic political and economic institutions.
Anti-Communism provided a simple framework to view the world (78, 119-20)
Many groups used the Cold War to fight internal battles (25, 59-60, 79-80)
Many policymakers feared that if the USSR took advantage of power vacuums, it could only be defeated by making the US a garrison state. (30, 47-48, 57, 61-62, 96, 126)