Ap us history Unit 8 Terms Chapter 34 Francisco Franco



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Massive Retaliation” – After 1952, mere containment of Communism was condemned by the Republican Party, and John Dulles promised to “roll back” the Soviet gains and “liberate captive peoples.” Dulles proposed a “policy of boldness” in early 1954, involving the creation of an air fleet of superbombers known as the Strategic Air Command (SAC) who would be equipped with nuclear bombs. This program would inflict “massive retaliation” on the Soviets or Chinese if they got out of hand, while costing less than conventional forces and allowing the government to balance its budget.




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