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1947 The provision by president Harry Truman (1884–1972) of US aid to Greece and Turkey as part of the anti- Communist foreign policy which signaled the start of the Cold War containment policy.
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Noun1.Truman Doctrine - President Truman's policy of providing economic and military aid to any country threatened by communism or totalitarian ideologyTruman doctrine - President Truman's policy of providing economic and military aid to any country threatened by communism or totalitarian ideology
foreign policy - a policy governing international relations
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This reversal of Truman's policy roused the ire of Niebuhr, whose pronouncements on Eisenhower and Dulles invariably dripped with contempt.
In a dramatic address to Congress and in subsequent Congressional hearings, MacArthur sharply criticized Truman's policy of limited war in Korea.