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First articulated by President Truman in 1947, containment involved maintaining the US military presence around the world, as well as supporting ‘friendly’ regimes economically and militarily. It was the foreign policy of the United States during the Cold War, aimed at preventing Soviet expansion. See also Truman Doctrine.

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