ADST Foreign Affairs Oral History Archive Cold War Podcast
Produced by ADST interns, this podcast explores U.S. involvement in the post-World War II period as the cold war comes to define international relations.
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Vietnam 1950 – 1975: In this episode of the Cold War series on containment, we move into the Vietnam War and analyze how the conflict played a pivotal role in portraying the U.S. desire to curtail the growth of communism. Ambassadors Burton Levin and E. Allan Wednt offer their perspectives from being involved in this era and explain the motivations behind carrying out the Truman Doctrine and preventing the toppling effects of the Domino Theory. From administrative efforts on containment policy to outright proxy wars in the cold war against communism, we leave with a better understanding of why the countries involved felt so compelled to act upon their respective, conflicting nationalistic ideologies.