Was John Foster Dulles for or against the containment policy of the Truman years?

John Foster Dulles, secretary of state under Dwight D. Eisenhower from 1953 to 1959, often expressed his belief that the containment policy of the Truman years did not go far enough.

In the 1952 presidential campaign, he called for a “rollback” of Soviet domination of Eastern Europe and the “unleashing” of Taiwanese leader Chiang Kai-shek.

Despite his tough talk, Dulles upheld the principles of containment during his term in office.

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