The following is an excerpt from a letter sent by Henry Wallace to President Truman, July 23, 1946. From the
. From the Harry S Truman Papers, Harry S Truman Library, Independence, Missouri. Henry Wallace, a former Vice President of the United States, was a critical observer of US policies during the start of the Cold War. He believed US actions were as much to blame as Soviet actions in the starting of the Cold War.
“How do American actions since V-J Day appear to other nations? I mean by actions the concrete things like $13 billion for the War and Navy Departments, the Bikini tests of the atomic bomb and continued production of bombs, the plan to arm Latin America with our weapons, production of B-29s and planned production of B-36s, and the effort to secure air bases spread over half the globe from which the other half of the globe can be bombed. I cannot but feel that these actions must make it look to the rest of the world as if we were only paying lip service to peace at the conference table.
These facts rather make it appear either (1) that we are preparing ourselves to win the war which we regard as inevitable or (2) that we are trying to build up a predominance of force to intimidate the rest of mankind. How would it look to us if Russia had the atomic bomb and we did not, if Russia had 10,000-mile bombers and air bases within a thousand miles of our coastlines, and we did not?
Our basic distrust of the Russians, … stems from differences in political and economic organization…I am convinced that we can meet that challenge as we have in the past by demonstrating that economic abundance can be achieved without sacrificing personal, political and religious liberties.
Our actions to expand our military security system-such steps as extending the Monroe Doctrine to include the arming of the Western Hemisphere nations, our present monopoly of the atomic bomb, our interest in outlying bases and our general support of the British Empire-appear to them as going far beyond the requirements of defense.”
Henry A. Wallace, Letter Sent to President Truman, July 23, 1946
Primary Source Document Questions:
1) What is the main idea contained within this document? (4 marks)
2) What is going on in the country/world when this document was written? (3 marks)
3) Is this document a reliable source? Why or why not? (Is there bias?) (3 marks)
4) What are 2 facts that you have learned in class or on your own that you can connect to this document? (2 marks)
5) How does this primary source contribute to our understanding of the time frame and/or history? (3 marks)
2.Team Dynamics and Leadership Requirements: Evaluation of Team DynamicsObjectives:•To understand the dynamics of culture and people in teams.•To develop intercultural
e dynamics of culture and people in teams.•To develop intercultural communication skills to communicate, solve problems, make decisions, and resolve conflict within teams.Methodology:Discuss the process of integrating a new product or service into the culture of FTIC. Since this assignment is about the team at FTIC and not your dynamics as a team, the narrative for this deliverable must be written in third person (objective style). At least three sources must be used in each section and this document should be a maximum of 2,000 words.Organizational Culture: How would you describe the current organizational culture at FTIC? How would the product or service your team has researched support the current organizational culture at FTIC? How would you suggest FTIC structure the team responsible for this new product rollout? What leadership characteristics will be necessary within the team responsible for the rollout? Why did you pick these characteristics? This should build upon your work in D3.VABES: What are the VABES of FTIC? How does your product align with the VABES of FTIC? Are there ways your product might not align with the VABES of FTIC?Organizational Structure: What is the organizational structure of FTIC? Where would your product fit into the organizational structure of FTIC? What steps will FTIC need to take to fully integrate your product into their current organizational structure? If you do not think it will fit into the organizational structure, explain why. Grading: For this section of the deliverable, you will be graded using the AACSB standards for written work rubrics located in the Z371 syllabus. This assignment is worth 25 points.