Subscriber Essay: The Truman Doctrine and Its Origins

"It must be the policy of the United States to support free people who are resisting attempted subjugation by armed minorities or by outside pressures." That's what US President Harry Truman told Congress in March 1947 in what came to define US policy during the Cold War about as well as any single sentence. To be sure, Washington's definitions of "free…

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