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What is flexible response Apush?

Flexible Response. the buildup of conventional troops and weapons to allow a nation to fight a limited war without using nuclear weapons. Viet Cong. guerrilla force that, with the support of the North Vietnamese Army, fought against South Vietnam (late 1950s-1975) and the United States (early 1960s-1973)

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Also, what did the flexible response do?

Flexible Response, also called Flexible Deterrent Options (FDO), U.S. defense strategy in which a wide range of diplomatic, political, economic, and military options are used to deter an enemy attack.

Beside above, why was flexible response important? It served as a rejection of Eisenhower's massive retaliation policy, including its reliance on nuclear weapons. The policy also allowed the U.S. to respond to communist aggression with a variety of diplomatic, political, and military options.

Similarly, you may ask, what was Kennedy's flexible response?

Flexible response was a defense strategy implemented by John F. Kennedy in 1961 to address the Kennedy administration's skepticism of Dwight Eisenhower's New Look and its policy of massive retaliation.

What was the policy of flexible response quizlet?

Flexible response asks to respond to any aggression and not only nuclear whereas 'new look' was a strategy that the Soviet Union was never to rest assured that nuclear weapons would not be employed.

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