Foreign Policy-FlexibleResponse• 6 Stages to JFK’s Foreign Policy  •   1. Nukes  •   2. Conventional Weapons  •   3. Cover...
1. Nuclear Weapons• JFK wanted a variety of options to deal with international conflicts  • Unlike Ike-didn’t want nukes t...
2. Conventional Weapons + 3. GreenBerets• 2. Conventional  Weapons-Increase in  Defense Budget by 15%• 3. Green Berets cre...
4. Economic Aid                  • Alliance for Progress                    • Marshall Plan for Latin                     ...
5. Peace Corps + 6. Diplomacy• Sent Young volunteers to  work in developing  countries for 2 years• Taught people democrac...
5. Peace Corps + 6. Diplomacy• Sent Young volunteers to  work in developing  countries for 2 years• Taught people democrac...
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Jfk day 2

  1. 1. Foreign Policy-FlexibleResponse• 6 Stages to JFK’s Foreign Policy • 1. Nukes • 2. Conventional Weapons • 3. Covert Operations • 4. Economic Aid • 5. Peace Corps • 6. Diplomacy
  2. 2. 1. Nuclear Weapons• JFK wanted a variety of options to deal with international conflicts • Unlike Ike-didn’t want nukes to be the only option • Failure of Brinkmanship • Hungary (1956)• Missile Gap?? Were the Russians ahead? • 1961-63 ICBM’s-could annihilate USSR • 1963-424 ICBM’s
  3. 3. 2. Conventional Weapons + 3. GreenBerets• 2. Conventional Weapons-Increase in Defense Budget by 15%• 3. Green Berets created for covert operations • Special Military Units for wars of national liberation • Vietnam, Cuba
  4. 4. 4. Economic Aid • Alliance for Progress • Marshall Plan for Latin America • $20 Billion in aid • Most of the $$ never got to the people that needed it!
  5. 5. 5. Peace Corps + 6. Diplomacy• Sent Young volunteers to work in developing countries for 2 years• Taught people democracy and capitalism• First went to Ghana & Tanzania• Diplomacy-work through communication to solve international problems
  6. 6. 5. Peace Corps + 6. Diplomacy• Sent Young volunteers to work in developing countries for 2 years• Taught people democracy and capitalism• First went to Ghana & Tanzania• Diplomacy-work through communication to solve international problems
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