Truman's Involvement: Who Started The Cold War?
This was perceived as a ploy to “re-establish the encirclement of unfriendly neighbors, which might serve as a springboard of still another effort to destroy them.” according to Secretary of Commerce and former Vice President, Henry Wallace, in a letter to President Harry S. Truman. 1946 This letter was written by Vice President Henry Wallace in July, 1946, and it was directed towards President Truman. Wallace expresses his opinion regarding Truman’s approach to the Cold War, which he believed was irresponsible and illogical. The main idea of this document was how the US illustrated itself as a threat to other countries.
Wallace criticized Truman’s tactics, as he explained that the use of Truman’s atomic bomb was intimidating to the rest of the world. Wallace questioned the actions of the US and he implied that America had set itself up for disaster. This document is significant because it proves how even a loyal man, such as the Vice President, still recognized the faults and misconduct of the United States in response to the Cold