THE CONGRESS: Decision in the Great Debate

Out of the dying clamor of the Great Debate a final decision emerged last week. The U.S. Senate endorsed President Truman's plans to send four U.S. divisions—about 100,000 men—to Europe to form, with the two already over there, the U.S. core of General Dwight Eisenhower's North Atlantic Defense army. In doing so, the Senate approved the first peacetime deployment of a U.S. defense army overseas.

But the Senate did not stop there. Attached to its endorsement of Harry Truman's foreign policy was a stinging vote of no-confidence in Harry Truman's conduct of...

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