Johnson, Nixon, and Carter all had to deal with balancing foreign policy issues both close and very far from home. In particular, Johnson and Nixon struggled with the conflict in Vietnam while attempting to apply containment and protect US economic interests in Latin America. Although Vietnam was over by Carter's administration, he too had to deal with policies that concerned countries near and far.
Examine just one out of these three presidents. What kind of balance do you see them achieving in terms of addressing foreign policy in areas much closer to the Soviet Union and places much closer to home? Give examples. Why did you chose this president?