THE EISENHOWER DOCTRINE: How It Was Born & What It Can Do

In the long weeks of political debate, the Eisenhower Doctrine was wrenched into so many debatable pieces that the U.S. all but lost sight of the remarkable meaning of the whole. From Washington TIME'S Diplomatic Correspondent John Beal this week explained this meaning in the first story of how the doctrine evolved from scratchpad to policy:

IN Key West, Fla. last December, Secretary of State John Foster Dulles was convalescing from his operation for intestinal cancer. It was some convalescence. Each day at 10 a.m. he was on the phone to the President...

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