Why did the United States adopt a policy of containment?
The term containment, introduced by the Truman Administration, describes the foreign policy pursued by the United States after the Second World War. The policy itself was an attempt to 'contain' the Soviet Union within its current borders and frustrate any attempts of expansion. George F. Kennan, a diplomat and US State department advisor on Soviet affairs, introduced the term in his famous Anonymous X - article. Keenan suggested a
' Long term, patient but firm and vigilant containment of Russian expansive tendencies'
This would lead to the inevitable break up of the Soviet Union. Si…
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