John Foster Dulles


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John Foster Dulles (February 25, 1888 – May 24, 1959) served as U.S. Secretary of State under President Dwight D. Eisenhower from 1953 to 1959. He was a significant figure in the early Cold War era, advocating an aggressive stance against communism throughout the world. He advocated support of the French in their war against the Viet Minh in Indochina and it is widely believed that he refused to ... more »

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  • ''Our capacity to retaliate must be, and is, massive in order to deter all forms of aggression.''
    John Foster Dulles (1888-1959), U.S. Republican politician, secretary of state. speech, Dec. 8, 1955, Chicago.
  • ''We walked to the brink and we looked it in the face.''
    John Foster Dulles (1888-1959), U.S. Republican politician. Life (New York, Jan. 11, 1956). The Democrat Adlai Stevenson characterized the Foster ...
  • The ability to get to the verge without getting into the war is the necessary art.... If you try to run away from it, if you are scared to go to the brink, you are lost.... We walked to the brink and ...
    John Foster Dulles (1888-1959), U.S. politician. quoted in Life (New York, Jan. 16, 1956). Adlai Stevenson characterized the Dulles-Eisenhower for...
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