from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Dulles, Allen Welsh 1893-1969. American public official. Director of the CIA (1953-1961), he resigned after the failed invasion of the Bay of Pigs.
  • Dulles, John Foster 1888-1959. American diplomat and politician who as U.S. secretary of state (1953-1959) pursued a policy of opposition to the USSR largely through military and economic aid to American allies.

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  • n. United States diplomat who (as Secretary of State) pursued a policy of opposition to the USSR by providing aid to American allies (1888-1959)


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