why did American suddenly need to develop the national security policies

Discussion Questions: Considering the new in which American found itself in the post-WWII era (i.e., one of the two dominant powers in a new bipolar period), why did American suddenly need to develop the national security policies (e.g., Containment) and processes (e.g., DIMEFIL, PMESII, etc.) it had never had or needed previously?


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