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The Cold War: Eisenhower. Ch 13.4. Friday, May 11, 2012. Understand the effects of the “ new look ” policy, Massive Retaliation, the U-2 incident and Sputnik on the Cold War. Eisenhower’s New Look.

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friday may 11 2012
Friday, May 11, 2012
  • Understand the effects of the “new look” policy, Massive Retaliation, the U-2 incident and Sputnik on the Cold War.
eisenhower s new look
Eisenhower’s New Look
  • Eisenhower wanted “more bang for the buck” in the military. He emphasized a smaller Army and a larger Nuclear arsenal.
think about it
Think About it…
  • Why does no one win a Nuclear War?
mutually assured destruction mad
Mutually Assured Destruction (MAD)
  • Fear of massive retaliation stopped both sides from using their Nuclear weapons.
u 2 incident
U-2 incident
  • The United States sent the U-2 spy plane over the Soviet Union.
  • The Soviets shot down the U-2 and captured pilot Francis Gary Powers.
cold war space race quotes
Cold War: Space Race Quotes
  • From the Washington Post (Jan. 28th 1958)
  • The Air Force’s top space expert predicted yesterday the moon will be a military rocket base for either Russia or the US within 10 years. Brig. Gen. Homer A. Boushey, deputy director of Air Force research and Development said the moon will provide a “base of unequaled advantage” for raining “sure and massive destruction” on earth.
  • The General said “he fully supports the view that ‘He who controls the moon, controls the Earth.’”

-Brig. Gen. Homer A. Boushey

the sputnik crisis
The Sputnik Crisis
  • The Soviets launched Sputnik, the world’s first satellite in Space.
  • The gov’t created the Central Intelligence Agency for containment in developing nations.
military industrial complex
Military Industrial Complex
  • Eisenhower warned the American people as he left office to be careful of the influence of the defense industry on military spending.
  • Congress responded by creating the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to compete with the Soviet Union.