THE PRESIDENCY: The Long View

Halfway through last week's full-dress parade of political troubles, the President fielded two press conference questions on the nation's mission in the long-range struggle with Communism. Chicago Daily News's William McGaffin, quoting from a resolution by a national meeting of Presbyterians, braced Presbyterian Eisenhower on the moral question of U.S. help to countries "where human freedom is utterly dead," for example, Latin American dictatorships.

"One of the first principles that any military man must remember in conducting this struggle," replied Ike, "is that you must put your eye on the main...

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