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The papers of Dwight David Eisenhower: The Presidency: by Dwight David Eisenhower, Alfred Dupont Chandler, Louis

By Dwight David Eisenhower, Alfred Dupont Chandler, Louis Galambos, Daun Van Ee, United States. President (1953-1961 : Eisenhower)

Finishing a enormous venture that all started with booklet of The warfare Years in 1970, this ultimate set of volumes of The Papers of Dwight David Eisenhower comprises 1,783 records drawn from Eisenhower's moment time period as president from 20 January 1957 to twenty January 1961. In those years Eisenhower labored challenging to carry the point of interest of yankee nationwide politics at the significant goals he had set for his presidency in 1952: to maintain the coverage of containment with out precipitating a struggle with the Soviet Union and to minimize the position of the government in U.S. household affairs. In either circumstances, occasions at domestic and overseas intruded—diverting recognition to instant difficulties, endangering the peace, and forcing the White apartment to commit so much of its management to the crises of the day. As president in this annoying interval, Eisenhower maintained an intensive and revealing correspondence with popular members in addition to with own acquaintances. those letters, including the occasional entries made in his diary, shed enormous mild upon the key nationwide matters of the Fifties. The volumes additionally comprise inner most and mystery correspondence formerly unavailable to students. a few of these goods were only in the near past declassified, and lots of seem the following in print for the 1st time. Taken as an entire, the Eisenhower papers from 1957-61 supply company documentary facts of the way during which Eisenhower handled the complicated inner and exterior difficulties confronted via all of our smooth political leaders.

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581. 2 I understand your problem on the question of manning the missiles, and we shall do our best to see to it that no statements from our side refer to the possibility of interim manning of initial IRBMs by United States personnel. 3 729 I know we are agreed that it is in our common interest to achieve the earliest possible deployment of IRBMs in the United Kingdom. Because of the time factor in training British personnel, our military believe if we are, in fact, to achieve the earliest possible deployment, it will be necessary for United States personnel to man initially the IRBM squadron scheduled for deployment to the United Kingdom this year.

The time to deal with that menace is now. It would be tragic if the Soviet leaders were blind or indifferent toward this menace as they were apparently blind or indifferent to the atomic and nuclear menace at its inception a decade ago. If there is a genuine desire on the part of the Soviet leaders to do something more than merely to talk about the menace resulting from what you described as “the production of ever newer types of weapons”, let us actually do what even now would importantly reduce the scope of nuclear warfare, both in terms of checking the use of fissionable material for weapons purposes and in wholly eliminating the newest types of weapons which use outer space for human destruction.

4 Apparently with strangers his personality may not always be winning, but with his friends he is charming and delightful. In addition to Mr. 5 They are also dedicated and completely honest men. But in this business sometimes glibness gives more surface reward than does honesty. Speaking of personalities, the new Russian Ambassador to the United States, Mr. Mikhail Menshikov, is making quite a splash in Washington. He is extremely affable, good-looking (I am told by the ladies of my family) in the “Western sort of way” (whatever they mean by that), energetic and apparently not impressed with protocol procedures (which break with routine I admit I find refreshing).

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