Social Responsibility Essay
POL 300 Contemporary International Problems
Assignment 2: Current Events and U.S Diplomacy
Professor Susie Okoro
March 12, 2014
Define presidential doctrine and summarize the regional or global events during the Cold War leading up to the formation of the presidential doctrine you wrote about in Assignment 1.
A doctrine is belief or policy taught or advocated by either a political party, church or other group. It also can be defined as a body of teachings or instructions. In this particular case President Richard Nixon’s presidential doctrine is being described from previous Assignment 1. A president should want to announce a presidential doctrine because it becomes the foundation on which a country builds its …show more content…
So in summary, the relationship between America and South Vietnam before Richard Nixon’s Doctrine was announced was one where America had over-extended itself to assist its ally against communist power.
Describe the relationship that currently exists between the U.S. and the country you selected in section (2) above.
After the Nixon Doctrine was announced, it set forth to bring balance to America’s interests and foreign policy objectives, strategies, and defense budgets. After a decade of excessive military spending and entanglement in foreign conflicts, it was time to lower American involvement overseas, and particularly Asia. After communist North Vietnam’s victory over U.S.