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  • Communism [r]: A political ideology, and also a system of government, according to which the means of production (including all large business concerns) should be controlled by the government. [e]
  • Containment policy [r]: A U.S. foreign policy doctrine of the Cold War, begun in 1947, focusing on keeping Communist nations "contained" from further expansion, rather than direct confrontation [e]
  • Detente [r]: 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 [e]


  • Berlin Blockade [r]: The period, from June 24, 1948 to May 11, 1949, when the Soviet Union cut all land routes to Berlin [e]
  • Cuban Missile Crisis [r]: Probably the closest the U.S. and Soviet Union came to nuclear war, a confrontation, in October 1962, when Soviet missiles were discovered in Cuba, and eventually removed through a naval show of force and diplomatic maneuvering [e]
  • Vietnam War [r]: A post-colonial independence/Cold War conflict between communist North Vietnam against South Vietnam, assisted by the United States (1955-1975), to unify Vietnam; won by North Vietnam in 1975. [e]
  • Afghanistan War (1978-92) [r]: A civil war in Afghanistan that matched the Soviet Union and its Afghan allies against a coalition of anti-Communist groups called the mujahideen, supported from the outside by the United States, Pakistan, and Saudi Arabia. [e]

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  • Albania [r]: Republic in south-eastern Europe (population c. 3.6 million; capital Tirana), with a long Adriatic coastline on the west and land borders with Montenegro, Kosovo, Macedonia and Greece. [e]
  • Atheism [r]: Absence of belief in any god or other supernatural beings; distinct from antitheism, or opposition to religion, and agnosticism, the position that one cannot know whether such beings exist. [e]
  • Atmospheric reentry [r]: The movement of human-made or natural objects as they enter the atmosphere of a planet from outer space, in the case of Earth from an altitude above the 'edge of space.' [e]
  • Australia [r]: Continent in the Southern Hemisphere and the federal parliamentary nation that occupies it. [e]
  • Authorization for the Use of Military Force [r]: Primary Congressional authorization, compliant with the War Powers Resolution, for U.S. combat activities following the 9-11 attacks [e]

  • Dean Acheson [r]: An American diplomat (1893-1971) primarily responsible for shaping foreign policy during the Truman administration and early Cold War. [e]
  • Dean Rusk [r]: 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 [e]
  • Denazification [r]: Policies and procedures for extirpating Nazi influence from German after the Second World War [e]
  • Jean Sainteny [r]: A French businessman, Resistance officer, politician and diplomat, who was was a trusted intermediary among many Vietnamese and French factions; he was the host for the 1969 secret peace talks between the U.S. and Democratic Republic of Vietnam [e]
  • Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs [r]: An organization dedicated to advancing the strategic relationship between the US and Israel, with military exchanges, education and research [e]
  • Jihad [r]: Literally meaning "struggle", a Muslim concept that can refer to an inward-directed personal process to submit to God's will, or to an external combat with the enemies of Islam [e]