John Foster Dulles


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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.
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  • ''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 Dulles-Eisenhower foreign policy as "the power of positive brinking."
  • ''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 we looked it in the face.''
    John Foster Dulles (1888-1959), U.S. politician. quoted in Life (New York, Jan. 16, 1956). Adlai Stevenson characterized the Dulles-Eisenhower foreign policy as "the power of positive brinking."

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