THE NATION: Massive Retaliatory Power

Thousands of words have been written and spoken around the world about the philosophy underlying the Eisenhower Administration's foreign and defense policies. Last week John Foster Dulles achieved the clearest interpretation of what the new policy means.

The old policy, Dulles pointed out in a speech in Manhattan before the Council on Foreign Relations, reacted to Communist moves and met local aggressions on a local basis. The new policy is based on an entirely different concept. It places "more reliance on community deterrent power and less dependence upon local defensive power"; it plans for the "long haul," and not merely...

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