National Affairs: Peace Without Arms

Before the President boarded the Columbine for a two-hour flight toward his Georgia vacation last week, he called Secretary of State John Foster Dulles into a 30-minute huddle over the rapidly tightening tension between Egypt and Israel in the Middle East. Together they blocked out a statement of the U.S. position. Ike mulled it over again as he flew south, ordered it issued (and copies sent to Israel and Egypt) after checking over a final draft in his vacation office at the Augusta National Golf Club.

Under its United Nations obligations. said the statement,...

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