The US policy of containment was based on the assumption that the Soviet Union wanted to spread communism as much as possible around the world. This was not really a mistaken assumption.What was the essential element of the policy of containment?
The essential element of the policy of containment was?: a commitment to rolling back communism. a rejection of involvement in affairs outside the Western Hemisphere. a commitment to holding communism within the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe.How did the US enact the policy of containment?
The United States enacted the policy of containment in at least two main ways.First, the US tried to use economic and political means to tie other countries closer to it and keep them from becoming communist. Perhaps the clearest example of this was the creation of the Marshall Plan soon after World War II.