INVESTIGATIONS: Joe & the President

President Eisenhower took a deep breath, put on his glasses, picked up a sheaf of papers held together by a metal ring, and faced the 256 reporters at his news conference. Then the President began to read his "last word" on Joe McCarthy's Peress case against the Army.

"Standards'of Fair Play." The Army, Ike began, had made serious errors in its handling of Major Irving Peress, who was promoted and given an honorable discharge after his loyalty became seriously in doubt. But this fact did not reflect on the patriotism of U.S. military leaders who, said Old Soldier Eisenhower, have...

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