Download e-book for iPad: The Eisenhower Years (Presidential Profiles) by Michael S Mayer

By Michael S Mayer

ISBN-10: 0816053871

ISBN-13: 9780816053872

Written for prime institution and faculty scholars, this sequence highlights the administrations people Presidents. prepared in an easy-to-use, A-Z structure, every one quantity makes a speciality of a selected management, together with an creation, a piece of biographical entries, a chronology that spans the historical past of the management and extra.

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For the remainder of his presidency, Eisenhower refused to approve any nuclear testing. 75 on the Richter scale. The threshold was sufficiently high that it required at least some on-site inspections in the Soviet Union for verification. Eisenhower announced the new position in February 1960, accompanied by a proposal for a joint effort by American, British, and Soviet scientists to improve seismic detection techniques so that the threshold might be progressively lowered. 75 threshold pending completion of the joint research project.

While the Chinese Nationalist leader refused to withdraw, he did agree to issue a statement renouncing the use of force to regain the mainland. The Chinese Communists responded favorably. They announced that they would fire on Nationalist resupply convoys only on odd days of the month, effectively permitting resupply on the even days. Ultimately, Chiang reduced his garrison, although not to the degree Eisenhower recommended, and the Communists ceased their bombardment. As was the case with the first crisis, historians have drawn differing conclusions about the way Eisenhower handled the incident.

By the time Eisenhower became president, the United States was paying for a significant majority of the cost of the French effort in Indochina. Eisenhower had no sympathy for the French effort to maintain its colonial rule in Indochina. As distasteful as Eisenhower found British colonialism, he detested French colonialism even more. He regarded the French as both inept and particularly brutal colonizers. Dulles and Eisenhower repeatedly urged the French to grant freedom to Indochina. Both the president and the secretary of state, however, believed that the region could not be allowed to fall under communist control.

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