U.S. Foreign Policy and National Security: Chronology and Index for the 20th Century, Volume 1
Growing U.S. involvement in global affairs in the twentieth century presented a need to integrate and coordinate American foreign policy with the nation's military capabilities. Indeed, after World War II, the growing importance of military power with respect to foreign policy led to the adoption of the term national security policy, which encompasses military, diplomatic, and economic elements of national policy. The emergence of the modern national security system was firmly rooted in the experiences of World War II. The passage of the National Security Act in 1947 created an important divide due to its major impact on the organization and coordination of U.S. national security policy. This guide is a compendium of material related to the development of U.S. foreign and military policy (pre-1947) and national security policy (post-1947). It is formatted as a chronology of meetings and major international events.
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Administration Affecting U.S. Security Air Force Ambassador American April Army and Navy Assistant Secretary August Cabinet Meeting Chairman Chief of Naval Chief of Staff China CIA Director Commander Committee Communist Cuba DDRS December Developments Affecting U.S. Eisenhower February Foreign Service Ofﬁcer FRUS GEN Wheeler George January Japan John Joint Board Meeting July June Korea March McGeorge Bundy Note November NSAM NSC Action NSC Meeting NSC Mtg NSC Status NSDD NSDM Nuclear Weapons October Ofﬁce ofﬁcial visit Paciﬁc Participants Paul Nitze Philippines Plan President Johnson President Kennedy Presidential Meeting Prime Minister Progress Report Report on NSC Robert Roosevelt Secretary McNamara Secretary of Defense Secretary Rusk September Serial Signiﬁcant World Developments Situation SNIE Soviet Union State-War-Navy Meeting Status of Projects Stimson Strategic Thursday Tom Johnson Truman Tuesday U.S. Objectives U.S. Policy United University Press USSR Vietnam FRUS Walt Rostow War Plan ORANGE William William Bundy World Developments Affecting