National Affairs: Two Old Soldiers

The first big item on Ike's calendar, after his return from Korea, was Douglas MacArthur. MacArthur had let it be known that he would be glad to call on Eisenhower to tell him his ideas about Korea, but Eisenhower tactfully suggested that he and his former commanding officer meet elsewhere. So the two men had lunch in John Foster Dulles' narrow, four-story town house on Manhattan's sedate East gist Street, just off Park Avenue.

It was a meeting of two authentic national heroes, two military leaders who had won great victories for the U.S....

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