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The administration attempted to reconcile the conflicting pressures from the "Asia firsters" and pressures to cut federal spending while continuing to fight the Cold War effectively.
On May 8,the President and his top advisors tackled this problem in "Operation Solarium", named after the White House sunroom where the president conducted secret discussions. Although it was not traditional to ask military men to consider factors outside their professional discipline, the President instructed the group to strike a proper balance between his goals to cut government spending and an ideal military posture.
The group weighed three policy options for the next year's military budget: The third option was strongly rejected. Jacksonand Robert Cutler instead opted for a combination of the first two, one that confirmed the validity of containment, but with reliance on the American air-nuclear deterrent.
This was geared toward avoiding costly and unpopular ground wars, such as Korea. The Eisenhower administration viewed atomic weapons as an integral part of U.
The administration also reserved the prospects of using them, in effect, as a weapon of first resort, hoping to gain the initiative while reducing costs. By wielding the nation's nuclear superiority, the new Eisenhower-Dulles approach was a cheaper form of containment geared toward offering Americans "more bang for the buck.
The administration also exploited new technology. In the eight-engined B Stratofortress bomber, the first true jet bomber designed to carry nuclear weapons, was developed. Inthe U. The Kremlin [ citation needed ] was not the only source of the growing number of international crises in the Middle East, Latin America, and Southeast Asia.
Above, Colombian demonstrators protesting U. Allen Dulles, along with most U. In War or Peace, an influential work denouncing the containment policies of the Truman administration, and espousing an active program of "liberation," he writes: Soviet Communist leadership has won a victory in China which surpassed what Japan was seeking and we risked war to avert.
But publicly, he used the moral and religious reasons that he believed Americans preferred to hear, even though he was often criticized by observers at home and overseas for his strong language. Two of the leading figures of the interwar and early Cold War period who viewed international relations from a " realist " perspective, diplomat George Kennan and theologian Reinhold Niebuhrwere troubled by Dulles' moral-ism and the method by which he analyzed Soviet behavior.
Kennan agreed the argument that the Soviets even had a world design after Stalin's death, being far more concerned with maintaining control of their own bloc. But the underlying assumptions of a monolithic world communism, directed from the Kremlin, of the Truman-Acheson containment after the drafting of NSC  were essentially compatible with those of the Eisenhower-Dulles foreign policy.
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