• Containment Policy--George Kennan: the US will
contain Communism from spreading to democratic
states by military force if necessary.
• "Cold War"--US and allies versus Soviet Union and
allies; not "hot”--no direct conflict/no nuclear
weapons use; both sides use "proxies"/"clients"--
nations and/or military forces conventional and
unconventional to fight against forces of the other
• These forces are not necessarily directly linked to
the "sponsor" nation; they try to destabilize
countries friendly to the other side or defend areas
of interest to the sponsor