FOREIGN RELATIONS: Uproar Over a Brink

Secretary of State John Foster Dulles last week found himself—surely without surprise—in the center of a new national and international uproar. It began when the Secretary gave TIME-LIFE Washington Bureau Chief James Shepley, in an exclusive interview in LIFE, his interpretation of how the Eisenhower Administration has kept the peace. There have been three times in the last three years, Shepley reported, when the U.S. "was brought perilously close to war, and when the new policy of deterrence instituted by Dulles preserved peace." Shepley reported Dulles' interpretation:

Korea, June 1953. Dulles...

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