During the Cold War (1945), Richard Nixon, the 37th president of the United States thought of a strategic way to reduce the damage the United States suffered through the war, and he created a doctrine to that effect. The Nixon Doctrine proclaimed that America’s Asian allies would have to fight their wars without large numbers of American troops. This doctrine made it so that the American government would continue to support its allies with both economic aid and fighters, but on a minor scale, rather than the major role originally played.
Richard Nixon figured that this was the most effective way to reduce the number of casualties the American troops suffered while giving its allies the opportunity to take the centre stage in bringing back peace to their shores. Serious about winning the fight against communism, Nixon found that it was better to strategically retreat than compulsorily fight against communism.