Dwight D. Eisenhower: The Military President

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The Military President Dwight D. Eisenhower was born in Texas in 1890, but brought up in Abilene, Kansas. Eisenhower was the third of seven sons. While in high school he excelled in sports, and received an appointment to West Point. In Texas he was then stationed as a second Lieutenant where he met his wife Mamie Geneva Doud, whom he married in 1916. In his early army career, Dwight surmounted in staff assignments while serving under Generals John J. Pershing, Douglas MacArthur, and Walter Krueger. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor Eisenhower was called to Washington by General George C. Marshall to talk about war plan assignments that were to take place. The first of these assignments were one: Eisenhower commanding the Allied Forces whom…show more content…
So he brought in a New look to U.S national security. The main points of this New Look were “(1) maintaining the vitality of the U.S. economy while still building sufficient strength to prosecute the Cold War; (2) relying on nuclear weapons to deter Communist aggression or, if necessary, to fight a war; (3) using the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) to carry out secret or covert actions against governments or leaders "directly or indirectly responsive to Soviet control"; and (4) strengthening allies and winning the friendship of nonaligned governments.” (“American President A Reference Resource”, 5) He was always making sure that the United States did not fall back into a depression so even though there was a high spending for U.S security it never fell 50 percent of his budget. This was impressive because he did balance three of the eight federal budgets. The President put great effort to keep his promise to the American people to end the Korean War. In doing so, he went to Korea just after he was elected to see if he could see a solution in ending the war, but no solution was found. Later on in the spring U.S. officials had hinted to the Chinese government that the President might expand the war into China and even use nuclear weapons. “[T]hese veiled threats may have encouraged the Chinese to reach a settlement, yet there is also reliable evidence that the Soviet leaders who came to power after Stalin's death in March 1953 worried about U.S. escalation and pressed for an end to the war” (“American President A Reference Resource”, 5). Eisenhower went through great strategies to make sure his country was a safe and prosperous
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