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  • Readers looking for a memoir with the strategic sweep of Dean Acheson's or Henry Kissinger's will be disappointed.

    Mission Accomplished

  • Maybe there's a soft spot in Hugh Acheson's heart we don't know about!

    Top Chef's Whitney: My Thought Process Was Off

  • This reader would have liked a fuller assessment akin to Acheson's of Truman.

    Mission Accomplished

  • Mr. Acheson's combo doesn't have to play a supporting role, though; it can fill a savory pie.

    Why You Should Dig Turnips

  • But if JFK had followed Acheson's advice, and that of several members of his inner circle, top military leaders, Senators, and others -- to attack as many of the known missiles as possible and then to invade the island -- and if the Soviets had fired even some of the tactical nuclear weapons they had (including one aimed at the Guantanamo base), where would a nuclear exchange have stopped?

    Craig K. Comstock: A Nuclear Secret

  • Kennedy's disclosure in "Thirteen Days", that was corroborated by Acheson at the time, was that the attorney general and brother to the president responded to Acheson's advice that Russian missiles on Cuban soil be taken out in an air strike.

    McNamara Cuban Missile Diplomacy and Averting Nuclear Holocaust

  • Britain found its footing for a while, but Acheson's words sting again today.

    Forget the Great In Britain

  • [It] is possible that, to use Acheson's famous phrase, we are once again "present at the creation" of a new paradigm, one that focuses on what the United States can do for the world, not what the world can do for the United States.

    Charles J. Brown: Obama's Foreign Policy: Nothing Personal

  • McNamara self-righteously invoked Dean Acheson's quiet departure from the New Deal as his model, but Acheson's silence did not assure him a place at the World Bank.

    Stanley Kutler: Remembering History, Powell, and McNamara

  • Along the same lines, it was later an article of faith that Acheson's successor, John Foster Dulles, had done something very consequential when he refused to shake hands at a Geneva conference with Chinese Foreign Minister Chou en Lai, who bore a grudge concerning this humiliation that affected his attitude toward the United States for years.

    The Art Of The Snub

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