THE PRESIDENCY: No Invitations, Please

In thinking about the post-Stalin upheavals in Russia, Dwight Eisenhower has one advantage over the host of diplomats, pundits, dopesters and intelligence experts who try to figure out what it all means. The advantage: from World War II days he knows personally bluff, tough Soviet Marshal Georgy Zhukov, now grown mighty as No. 2 man and Defense Minister in Khrushchev's new "flexible" regime. Last week the President showed how much this "old soldier" relationship —and its possible usefulness in promoting world peace—weighs on his mind.

In response to a reporter's question at his midweek press conference, Ike casually agreed that...

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