Study Questions

These short-answer review questions cover key themes and learning objectives within each chapter.

1. In your own words, describe the Cold War time period. What U.S. actors and institutions were involved?

2. Describe the National Security Act of 1947. What long-term policy impacts did it have?

3. Compare and contrast the Vietnam War with the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. In what ways do U.S. foreign policy institutions and history influence this compare-and-contrast review?