Portraits of influence
Secretary of state for most of President Eisenhower’s tenure during some of the darkest days of the Cold War, Dulles was a forceful advocate in support of NATO and against Soviet expansion, which led him to advocate the nuclear doctrine of mutual assured destruction (MAD) and to recommend the coup that restored the shah of Iran to his throne.
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By Michael Witte ’66