Eisenhower’s New-Look National Security Policy, 1953–61 by S. Dockrill

By S. Dockrill

The hot glance sought to formulate a extra selective and versatile reaction to Communist demanding situations. the recent glance was once now not easily a `bigger bang for a dollar' nor only a tool for reaching a balanced finances, nor did it volume completely to a technique of big retaliation, as is often assumed. Dr Dockrill's incisive revisionist research of the topic throws new mild on US bold worldwide approach in the course of the Eisenhower years.

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These Republicans wanted to keep the Europeans at arms length, while seeking a more serious American commitment to Asia and to eastern Europe. F Seen in this light, Eisenhower's ideas followed amiddie course between Truman's post-Korean war containment policy and the radical, but somewhat abstract concepts, advocated by the Republican right wing. During his electoral campaign, Eisenhower contented hirnself with broad statements such as 'we must state our purposes in positive terms, rather than in terms of negative containment.

115 At an NSC meeting on 7 October 1953, Dulles made it clear that he was 'strongly' opposed to side B, which, in his view, would require 'balancing the budget at whatever cost to national security'. Humphrey did not think that side B presented such an 'absolute' demand, but only the general direction in which the administration should go.

To the Eisenhower administration, the eold war was now the eentral feature of the international system and it regarded the Soviet Union as a long-term, tenacious, and unpredietable threat to Ameriean seeurity. Thus, Eisenhower realised that it was impossible to prediet the 'year of the maximum danger' , when the Soviet Union would ehallenge the United States direetly. 60 Aeeording to a joint estimate produeed by the intelligenee organisations of the three services, the Department of State, and the CIA in July 1953, the West would retain 'a substantial absolute advantage in eapabilities for atomie warfare ...

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