The United States formed alliances with former enemies in Europe as well, Spain and Italy. It established bases in exchange for military support.
President Harry S. Truman Delivers His Farewell Address, Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum at the National Archives and Records Administration, 1953-01-15, From the collection of: U.S. National Archives
Truman's foreign policies were not viewed as effective by general population. Corruption within the government and economic instability characterized his final years as President.