National Affairs: Middle East Debate (Contd.)

For 9½ hours of two days last week, Secretary of State John Foster Dulles faced the combined Senate Foreign Relations and Armed Services Committees to defend anew the President's request for authority to use U.S. forces and dollars to keep the Communists out of the Middle East. Buzzed by a swarm of Democrats headed by Arkansas' William Fulbright, Minnesota's Hubert Humphrey and Oregon's Wayne Morse, Dulles said sharply that the Middle Eastern situation is the most dangerous that the U.S. has encountered in ten years. When North Dakota's Republican Bill Langer asked whether...

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