“A new book explores how a week-long war—one barely covered in college history courses—explained the subsequent sixty years of American foreign policy in the Middle East”

THE TOWER
We Are Still Living With Eisenhower’s Biggest Mistake
by Michael J. Totten
February 2017

American presidents make the same foreign policy mistakes over and over again…Thank goodness, then, for Hudson Institute senior fellow Michael Doran’s valiant attempt to save us from ignorance and bad history in his bracing new book, Ike’s Gamble: America’s Rise to Dominance in the Middle East. He expertly walks us through the Suez Crisis of 1956 and its ghastly aftermath when Republican President Dwight “Ike” Eisenhower learned the hard way that Israel, not Egypt or any other Arab state, should be the foundation of America’s security architecture in the Middle East. When Eisenhower began his first term in 1953, the Cold War was just six years old. Not every country had chosen a side yet. READ MORE

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