George Frost Kennan

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Noun1.George Frost Kennan - United States diplomat who recommended a policy of containment in dealing with Soviet aggression (1904-2005)
diplomat, diplomatist - an official engaged in international negotiations
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The four-decades-long confrontation between the United States and the Soviet Union--a Cold War that periodically threatened to turn hot-spawned many warriors, but few more interesting or complex than George Frost Kennan. As a midlevel American diplomat based in Moscow during the late 1940s, he articulated the "containment" doctrine that defined American policy toward the Soviet Union.
He was an elder cousin of the American diplomatist George Frost Kennan, who died in 2005 at the age of 101, after serving as American ambassador to the Soviet Union and publishing a number of notable historical works on Russian-American relations and other subjects.