Eisenhower, Macmillan and Allied Unity, 1957–1961 by E. Bruce Geelhoed

By E. Bruce Geelhoed

Among 1957-1961, Dwight D. Eisenhower and Harold Macmillan restored the 'Special courting' among the us and nice Britain after the Suez trouble of 1956 threatened to divide those longtime allies. Their diplomatic partnership, designed to maintain the peace in the course of essentially the most tough sessions of the chilly battle, was once according to their own friendship, the method of bilateral consultations which they proven, and this system of defence co-operation which they instituted. during this interesting learn, Geelhoed and Edmonds discover an important diplomatic partnership of the Fifties.

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Once the Americans refused to offer any economic assistance to Britain until it ended its military action, however, Macmillan told Eden and his colleagues that it was time to pull back, leaving Nasser in power with a greatly enhanced international reputation. ”18 Macmillan’s critics in the British government wondered if Macmillan acted too quickly in deserting the objectives for Suez once American economic pressure came into play. Robert Rhodes James, the biographer of Anthony Eden, believed that Macmillan used the financial emergency as his method of bringing down Eden.

Butler (Eden’s choice). I was convinced that the Queen would summon Harold Macmillan, since Salisbury, in whom I knew the Queen had great confidence and, who I felt sure would be consulted, had come to the conclusion that Macmillan was the person best fitted to deal with President Eisenhower because of the close association they had in Africa during the war. 46 Nevertheless, the Suez crisis shook the confidence which the Americans and the British previously held in each other. As Philip de Zulueta observed, “My own view is that Ike got rather testy about [not being informed before the attack on Egypt] because his pride was affected.

58 More ominously, on 5 March, however, Macmillan and Eisenhower conferred about the problems which defense spending was creating for the British economy. In a telephone conversation that day, Macmillan informed Eisenhower that the British would need to reduce their commitment of troops in Europe over the next two years. Then, Macmillan followed up with a message confirming the irreversibility of that action: 14 Eisenhower, Macmillan and Allied Unity, 1957–1961 When we first spoke on the telephone this evening, I was not fully up to date on the position about our force reductions and I am therefore sending you this telegram because I do not wish you to be under any misapprehension, although I know that the Foreign Secretary [Selwyn Lloyd] has asked our Ambassador [Sir Harold Caccia] to explain our difficulties to Foster [Dulles] .

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