Future of Overseas Bases

Archive Report

Network of United States Bases Abroad

President eisenhower's request for direct, stand-by authority from Congress to dispatch armed forces to help countries of the Middle East repel Communist aggression has turned attention to the overseas military bases which, in case the call came, would enable the United States to deliver assistance in good and effective measure. Meanwhile, another Eisenhower request—for funds to station abroad six new military units trained to use tactical atomic weapons—has stirred Soviet propagandists to lash out with fresh fury against this country's maintenance of bases in Western Europe, the Middle East, and the Far East. Those bases, in Moscow's eyes, are becoming “springboards for atomic warfare on vast expanses from Europe to the Far East.” The nations concerned are warned that ...

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