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Anger And Reconciliation: Relations Between The United States And India, 1953-1956, Tom Donahue May 2000

Anger And Reconciliation: Relations Between The United States And India, 1953-1956, Tom Donahue

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When Dwight D. Eisenhower was elected President of the United States in 1952, America held its breath to see how a Republican administration would handle the Cold War. By 1952, due particularly to the costs of the Korean conflict, enthusiasm for President Harry Truman and Secretary of State Dean Acheson's policy of "containment" of Communism reached new lows. Eisenhower had been elected with a mandate from the citizenry: to get tough on communism. The candidate and his advisers were determined to prove to the Communists that the United States had rurned over a new leaf. There would be no ...