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date: 05 July 2022

Containment. 

Source:
The Oxford Companion to United States History
Author(s):
Fraser J. HarbuttFraser J. Harbutt

The term “containment” signifies the fundamental American politico-military strategy of the Cold War: resistance, in association with compatible allies, to the perceived expansionary tendencies of the Soviet Union, and later of other communist states. Containment's parentage could be traced to Thucydides' accounts of the Peloponnesian War. More immediately, ... ...

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