assignment 3 america as superpower confrontation in a nuclear age 1947 present 1

You need two examples–one for each period.

FIRST EXAMPLE:Cold War period (1947-1990) possible examples–choose one strategic concern and one confrontation that illustrates that concern—the combination of strategic concern and confrontation will be your example for this period:

Cold War strategic concerns: Containment, Domino Theory, “MAD Doctrine”

Cold War confrontations: Berlin Airlift; Korean War; Vietnam War; Cuban Missile Crisis

SECOND EXAMPLE:Post-Cold War period (1991-2020) possible examples—choose one strategic concern and one confrontation that illustrates that concern—the combination of strategic concern and confrontation will be your example for this period:

Post-Cold War strategic concerns: Terrorism, Rogue States; WMD

Post-Cold War confrontations: First Persian Gulf War (1991); Invasion of Afghanistan (2001);

Invasion of Iraq (2003); Bombing of Libya (2011)

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