Eisenhower’s Cold War Policies Eisenhower (professional soldier), becomes president. Believes that instead of maintaining a large, expensive army, U.S. should use atomic weapons in all forms – “more bang for the buck”. Chapter 15 , Section 4 (pgs. 554 – 559) Massive Retaliation - To prevent wars from occurring, the best way is to threaten to use nuclear weapons on enemy. Brinkmanship – The willingness to go to the brink of war to force the other side to back down. Covert – “hidden operations” conducted by the CIA (Central Intelligence Agency) directed at preventing Communist uprisings in developing nations (agricultural economies)
Eisenhower’s Cold War Policies Look at pg. 558, read about the U-2 Incident Sputnik - In 1957, Soviets beat U.S. in space race by launching 1st satellite into space. Chapter 15 , Section 4 (pgs. 554 – 559)
Eisenhower’s Cold War Policies Chapter 15 , Section 4 (pgs. 554 – 559) Eisenhower Doctrine A country could request American economic assistance and/or aid from U.S. military forces if it was being threatened by armed aggression from another state, aimed primarily at Soviet Union, Korea.