THE PRESIDENCY: Freezing Winds

Into Gettysburg last week clicked a New Year's greeting from Russia's Khrushchev, Bulganin and Voroshilov ("We express the hope that the forthcoming year will be a year... when the great principles of peaceful coexistence...will become the basis of mutual relations between our states"") that turned out to be one of the week's cheerier messages to Dwight Eisenhower. At home, retired Defense Chief Charlie Wilson declared to New York Herald Tribune Washington Bureau Chief Robert J. Donovan (who wrote the authorized account, Eisenhower—The Inside Story) that Ike himself was to blame if this fiscal year's defense budget was really cut...

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