Flashcards in Eisenhower and Dulles - New look policy Deck (14):
When was Eisenhower elected?
What was the impact of the Hungarian uprising?
revealed the limitations of the new look policy
USA could not interfere directly
America took 25000 Hungarian refugees
Proved the USA could not roll back communism in Eastern Europe
What percentage of GDP was military spending in the 1950's?
What were the key features of New look?
Increased use of covert operations
What was massive retaliation?
announced by Dulles in January 1954
greater use of nuclear threat
less reliance on conventional weapons
What was Brinkmanship?
getting to the verge of war without actually starting
used on China at the end of the Korean war
used to stop Mao bombing Quemoy and matsu 1954-55
What new planes did they develop for spying?
Lockheed u-2 spy planes
What coup did the CIA organise?
Against the left wing Guatemalan President Jacobo Arbenz Guzman in 1954
When was the Domino theory introduced?
What was the domino theory?
Maintained that if Vietnam converted to communism other countries would follow such as:
Laos,Cambodia,Thailand,Malaya,Indonesia and the Philippines
Prompted the formation of SEATO
What and when was the Eisenhower doctrine?
Committed the US to protect the independence of any state in the middle east with economic support and military support
When was SEATO formed?
Which nations were involved with SEATO?