Republicans and Foreign Policy

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Foreign Policy and the Presidential Election

The Recent exchange between President Truman and A Gov. Dewey over the Republican nominee's remarks on disposition of the Italian colonies demonstrated that adherence of the two major parties to a so-called bipartisan foreign policy will not keep foreign affairs out of the 1948 presidential campaign. Dewey is not expected to make issues of any questions in the realm of foreign relations that bear directly on national security.1 But when the President took his political opponent to task, Aug. 19, for advocating return of the Italian colonies to Italy under a United Nations trusteeship,2 Dewey's secretary issued a statement saying that the Governor felt under “solemn obligation to lay fully and frankly before the American people his views on ...

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