POLICIES & PRINCIPLES: Ike Speaking

POLICIES & PRINCIPLES

General Dwight D. Eisenhower, to the Senate Foreign Relations and Armed Services committees, and to the world:

"You give me a small army of a dozen divisions, for example, and there is no Russian army in the world, short of some catastrophe I couldn't possibly foresee, that could destroy them before we could do something about it ... evacuate them or go back to a place where they were safe. For example, you could put a dozen American divisions in the Breton peninsula [in France], where they can be covered by our own sea and air power, and the...

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