In the Korean War, the United States assisted the fledgling South Korean government when the communist North Koreans invaded.
When the Soviet Union attempted to strangle Berlin, the United States flew nonstop missions to deliver much needed food, supplies and medicine (the Berlin Airlift).
Small proxy wars were fought all over the globe, most of which never directly involved the two 'superpowers.' This worldwide game of chess was repeated throughout the Cold War.
The stop to communism and to prevent communism to come into the US.
To prevent the spread of communism
Answer this question… To prevent communism from spreading into Western Europe following World War II
The United States implemented the Marshall Plan to prevent the spread of communism into war weakened countries after World War II.
To prevent the spread of communism as a proxy war to the ongoing Cold War with the USSR.
The US government thought it was important to go to Korea in order to prevent the spread of Communism across the world.
Communism was BAD and had to be completely eradicated
to prevent the spread of communism in Asia
Fought a war there (in RVN).
By being true war heroes of past ambitions.
Political differences Soviet Union was communist and wanted to spread communism around the world USA was anti communist and prevent communism spreading and install democracy
Containment followed by rollback
"Because I don't want to be the first US president to lose a war!" LBJ. or to prevent communism from speading or he feared a communist takeover in south Asia if the US pulled out He believed in the domino theory. -To prevent communism from spreading
The primary reason why the U.S. joined the Cold War was to prevent the spread of communism. The Cold War lasted from 1947 to 1991.
The Vietnam War, The Korean War, Maybe part of World War II
Basically the entire Cold War. However during the Cold War there were several hot wars which were proxy wars between the superpowers of the time. The US involvement in the Asia (Korea and Vietnam) can be considered wars were the US attempted to stop the spread of Communism. Likewise the US involvement with the Contras in Nicaragua can be considered an attempt to stop the spread of communism.
Communism was stopped; the world knew that the US meant business.
Covert military actions or covert military aid
After World War II, Soviet Russia emerged as a superpower. The US and western allies considered communism the worst thing ever, and during the Cold War, US strategies to try and contain communism resulted in the Vietnam War.
To prevent the spread of communism.
paranoia..! since the end of the second world war the Americans were uneasy about the alliance between them and Russian mistrust grew between the two nations and after the Korean war, the cold war Begin's. America saw communism as a threat to their way of life and began the witch hunts of the 50s and 60s...