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					 The Policy of
BRINKMANSHIP
You have to take chances for peace,
 just as you must take chances in
war…. If you are scared to go to the
        brink, you are lost.”

   John Foster Dulles, Secretary of State
                Definition
• The practice, especially in international
  politics, of seeking advantage by creating
  the impression that one is willing and able
  to push a highly dangerous situation to the
  limit rather than concede
    Behind BRINKMANSHIP
• Dulles hated to compromise
• Dulles was VERY anti-communist
     Brinkmanship as a Policy
• Based on a threat of massive retaliation

• Kept peace by promising to use all its
  force, including Nukes.

• “Going to the brink, or edge of war”
       Effects of Brinkmanship
• US increased air force
• Massive production of
  Nuclear Weapons

• Began the arms race
  when the USSR
  answered

• Caused large fear of
  Communist attack for the
  next 30 years

				
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