The United States tried to contain the Soviet Union in vain. [Emphasis added]
Nice tin foil hat. Really goes with the suit.
In the same paragraph, Comrade Historian also rewrites the history of Asia to better suit his Zhongnanhai-directed Communist narrative:
Uncle Sam continued to contain Mao Zedong's China after the chairman had sent his army to fight the Korean War. The containment did not work, of course, and it took President Richard Nixon ending it to pave the way for concluding the normalization of relations between the United States and the People's Republic in 1979. [Emphasis added]
Now, I'm no doctor of history, but I DO know multiple sources confirm that no Soviet army overran Western Europe in 1963. Nor did any Chinese Communist army step foot in Taiwan.
So whaddya know? Maybe containment DID kinda work after all, huh?
UPDATE: Perhaps credentialed (but uneducated) Comrade Historian Joe Hung confuses the strategy of Containment with that of Rollback?
Because they are two very different things, you know. Not that a PhD-holder from Georgetown University could ever understand such highly-advanced concepts...
UPDATE (Nov 3 / 2015): Apparently, 33 U.S. servicemen were killed protecting Taiwan from Communist China.
A great pity a worthless Communist lickspittle like Joe Hung benefited from their sacrifice.
UPDATE (Nov 4 / 2015): Like most liars, Joe Hung struggles to keep his stories straight:
It took U.S. President Harry S. Truman — who had written off Chiang — to neutralize the Taiwan Strait right after the Korean War broke out in 1950 to prevent Mao Zedong from "washing Taiwan with blood." With American military and economic assistance, Chiang was able to reorganize his defeated armies into a defense force strong enough to deny Mao a takeover of Taiwan by force...
That sounds suspiciously like saying Mao Tse-tung was successfully contained to me.