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The Doctrine of Flexible response implemented by president John F. Kennedy serves as a diplomatic effort for several reasons. During the presidency of JFK, there were several situations in Latin America, Southeast Asia and Europe that required diplomatic efforts and initiatives amid increasing Cold War tensions.

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Running Head: THE COLD WAR & US DIPLOMACY 1The Cold War & US DiplomacyKevin TaylorProfessor Randy HallmanPOL 300April 30, 2012THE COLD WAR & US DIPLOMACY 2The Cold War & US Diplomacy1. Summarize a situation that required US diplomatic efforts during the presidents time in office.The Doctrine of Flexible response implemented by president John F. Kennedy serves as a diplomatic effort for several reasons. During the presidency of JFK, there were several situations in Latin America, Southeast Asia and Europe that required diplomatic efforts and initiatives amid increasing Cold War tensions. JFK was passionate about issues of war and peace prior to his short-lived presidency. JFKs Doctrine of Flexible Response (The Kennedy Doctrine) was managed by Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara. The Doctrine of Flexible Response was intended to minimize the occurrence of war caused by miscalculated diplomatic and military initiatives. The US strategy for the Cuban Missile Crisis defines the foreign policy approach that JFKs administration took. Having just suffered international embarrassment in Cuba and Berlin, the president rejected compromise and chose to strengthen US support of Saigon. During the year of 1961, the Soviet Union demanded that NATO withdraw its forces from Berlin due to mass defections a

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