II. The Cold War Begins 1.In 1946, Russia was wrecked from the German invasion of WWII.
II. The Cold War Begins 1.In 1946, Russia was wrecked from the German invasion of WWII. Russian leaders feared: a) invasion b) subversion
Traditional View of National Security Traditionally, we viewed security in terms of governments. Security threats were either: a)Conquest by another government (invasion) b)Replacement by a new government (subversion)
II. The Cold War Begins 1.In 1946, Russia was wrecked from the German invasion of WWII. 2.Russian leaders respond by strengthening their military and claiming territory.
Governmental Response to Security Threats To protect themselves, governments: 1)Exert control over as much territory as possible. 2)Install friendly governments wherever possible In short, the Cold War is a perfect example of our traditional understanding of security.
III. Will Georgia Start a New C.W.? Do they fear invasion or subversion? What is different now from when Kennan was writing?
Today’s Main Points 1. The Russian invasion of Georgia is an attempt to control Caucasus oil and make Russia look tough. 2. The Cold War was a 40-year struggle between the US and USSR in which each government tried to protect itself from invasion or subversion. 3. This manifested itself as attempts to install or protect friendly governments. 4. This is the traditional view of national security