The Quemoy crisis highlights the fundamental flaw in massive retaliation—no one wants to have to start World War III over a tiny island in the Strait of Taiwan.
Ten days later, North Vietnamese forces took Saigon, and Marine helicopters lifted American officials and a few Vietnamese allies from the rooftop of the U. October 30th 1956 Suez Crisis Following military bombardment by Israeli forces, a joint British and French force invaded Egypt to regain control of the Suez Canal which had been nationalised by the Egyptian leader Nasser.
Jun 27, 1954. To begin with, there was a civilian in the room who pushed aside a curtain to reveal landing areas for a military engagement on the coast of Cuba. Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev's " secret speech " to the 20th Party Congress in Moscow reveals and denounces the past crimes of deceased former Soviet leader Joseph Stalin.
American voters reelect Democrat Harry Truman to serve another term as president. For the remaining Stalinists in the Politburo, this was the final unacceptable act. Aug 19, 1953. The death count is unknown. Help us improve this article!
He would represent the Air Force because White was out of town. Jun 25, 1950. This set of documents ended the French war with the Vietminh and divided Vietnam into North and South states.
An empire viewed by many in the West as invincible was exposed as vulnerable.
The Korean war ended. We now have the Sinatra Doctrine.
Nov 4, 1952. Like Truman, he believed Soviet foreign policy to be offensive by its very nature, and he saw the world as engaged in an ideological struggle between communism and liberal democracy. Select feedback type: Soviet and U. LeMay differed from Kennedy and McNamara on the basic concept of nuclear weapons. We welcome suggested improvements to any of our articles. The Soviets recognize the popularity of the Marshall Plan and seek to match it to prevent their own satellite nations from defecting to the West.
Since Greece faced internal agitation by communists and Turkey confronted a hostile Soviet Union, only a firm American commitment could prevent Soviet control of the two strategically located countries.
The capital city becomes a gateway for people wishing to cross between the two Germanys, mainly fleeing from the communist East to the more prosperous West.
An army of over 40,000 technicians sailed as well. The Cold War Ends. War was averted when the Russians agreed on 28th October to remove the weapons.