THE NATION: New Leadership

History, recording this week the end of one great period of U.S. political power and the beginning of another, could write down as fateful a burden of problems as any incoming administration ever faced. More than any of his predecessors, President Dwight Eisenhower had to grasp a world as well as a national leadership.

U.S. foreign policy was in crisis. Items:

THE KOREAN WAR. At a dead end, after 2½ years and 128,530 U.S. casualties, it required a resolute will to find a solution (see Strategy).

THE FAR EAST. A Korean solution would have to...

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