FOREIGN RELATIONS: Put Up or Shut Up

A few days before George Marshall would move in as Secretary of State, the U.S. heard a concrete suggestion for a policy toward Germany. The man who made it was John Foster Dulles, adviser to Republicans, including Senator Arthur Vandenberg and Presidential Aspirant Thomas Dewey in 1944, and an alternate delegate to the U.N. General Assembly. Dulles had discussed the policy with both Dewey and Vandenberg, who concurred in his view; he had had a brief session with President Truman ("I just paid my respects"). He presented his proposition last week to...

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