OPINION: How It Might Have Been

How would ex-Secretary of State Dean Acheson have handled the Suez crisis? He is much too discreet to say publicly, but privately he has been telling his Washington law associates and fellow guests at Georgetown cocktail parties that the Eisenhower Administration was all wrong on Suez. Acheson believes that "fumbling" by Secretary of State John Foster Dulles estranged the British and led them to their decision not to advise the U.S. of their plan to attack Egypt with the French and Israelis. Acheson does not necessarily approve the attack on Egypt,...

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