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  1. Truman Doctrine

    • IPA[ˈtro͞omən ˈdäktrən]
    • n.
      the principle that the US should give support to countries or peoples threatened by Soviet forces or Communist insurrection. First expressed in 1947 by US President Truman in a speech to Congress seeking aid for Greece and Turkey, the doctrine was seen by the Communists as an open declaration of the Cold War.