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John Foster Dulles
Secretary of State during Vietnam, took an aggressive stance against communism
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Henry Kissinger
Secretary of State under Nixon, linked with 'madman' strategy, worked on detente with China and USSR
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Dean Acheson
Secretary of State under Truman, his speech in 1950 suggested the USA were not going to give military support in Korea
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General Douglas MacArthur
Supreme Commander of the US forces in the Southwest Pacific Area, made decisions regarding Japan, wanted to continue escalating Korean War against orders of Truman so was removed from his command
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George Kennan
Father of containment, wrote 'Long Telegram' that suggest the USSR were trying to expand their sphere of influence, lead to the anit-communist policies of the following decades
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Henry Cabot Lodge
Ambassador to South Vietnam, played a role in the coup of the Generals
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Joseph McCarthy
Caused McCarthyism - a wave of anti-communist paranoia
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Robert Strange McNamara
Secretary of Defense during the Vietnam War, he wanted to stop bombing and withdraw US troops but Johnson disagreed, causing McNamara to resign
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Secretary of State under Nixon, linked with 'madman' strategy, worked on detente with China and USSR

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Secretary of State under Truman, his speech in 1950 suggested the USA were not going to give military support in Korea

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Supreme Commander of the US forces in the Southwest Pacific Area, made decisions regarding Japan, wanted to continue escalating Korean War against orders of Truman so was removed from his command

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Father of containment, wrote 'Long Telegram' that suggest the USSR were trying to expand their sphere of influence, lead to the anit-communist policies of the following decades

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