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- Cold War : Geostrategic, economic and ideological struggle from about 1947 to 1991 between the Soviet Union and the United States and their allies.
- George Kennan : United States diplomat, authority on Soviet thinking, and head of the Policy Planning Staff of the United States Department of State.
- North Atlantic Treaty Organization : Intergovernmental military alliance based on the North Atlantic Treaty which was signed on 4 April 1949, with its headquarters in Brussels, Belgium.
- Deterrence : A set of policies and actions that prevent an opponent from taking an undesired action
- Single Integrated Operational Plan : The U.S. plan and doctrine for the use of nuclear weapons in a large campaign, prepared for all services by the United States Strategic Command, based on Joint Chiefs of Staff guidance
- Mutual Assured Destruction : A shared strategy between two countries, in which either can continue to do unacceptable damage even if hit by the most powerful counterforce attack by the other
- Detente : A transition of the view of U.S. foreign policy from the Cold War model to one based on "realism", and a balance of power among the U.S., U.S.S.R., and China; most associated with Richard Nixon and Henry Kissinger
- Henry Kissinger : (1923—) American academic, diplomat, and simultaneously Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs and Secretary of State in the Nixon Administration; promoted realism (foreign policy) and détente with China and the Soviet Union; shared 1973 Nobel Peace Prize for ending the Vietnam War; Director, Atlantic Council
- Jacksonian American nationalism : According to Francis Fukuyama, a branch of the U.S. foreign policy tradition of American nationalism, which emphasizes isolationism and nativism
- Liberal internationalism : A political philosophy that sees the greatest world benefits coming from an active movement to an international order, not necessarily world government
- Neoconservatism : A political philosophy and ideology which combines many traditional conservative opinions with an emphasis on the importance of foreign policy and using American power to push democracy forward.
- Wilsonianism : Foreign policy principles of President Woodrow Wilson to achieve a world without war; it also assumed altruistic American exceptionalism, opposition to non-democratic rule, national self-determination and opposition to colonial empires; and may involve the use of military force as a last resort, although it did not contemplate preventive war; sometimes called "idealism" in foreign policy, as opposed to a "realistic" foreign policy that seeks to gain specific economic or military benefits for the nation
- Vietnam, war, and the United States : The interactions of the Vietnam War with United States domestic politics and public opinion, and, in turn, how domestic considerations affected the military situation
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- Central Intelligence Agency : The principal civilian intelligence organization of the United States, specializing in all-source intelligence analysis, clandestine human-source intelligence, and covert action.
- Committee on the Present Danger : An interest group that has been formed periodically to draw attention to a threat to the United States
- Dean Rusk : United States Secretary of State from 1961 to 1968 in the Administrations of John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson, with extensive Asian experience and a strong advocate of U.S. resistance to Communism in Southeast Asia