Newsreel item of President Eisenhower speaking in Congress on the new American policy in the Middle East, to assist any nation threatened with Communist aggression.
Unissued / unused material - dates and locations may be unclear / unknown.
American newsreel item: Title reads: "Ike Warns Reds U.S. Will Fight In Mid-East"
Washington DC, United States of America / USA
High shot, a joint session of Congress with American President Dwight (Ike) Eisenhower arriving to set out new American policy in the field of foreign affairs following the crisis of the Anglo-French invasion of Suez. Members of the House applauding. LS Eisenhower taking stand. LS Congress.
MS (with Richard Nixon later President of the United States) and CU President Eisenhower speaking: "The action which I propose would have the following features. It would first of all authorise the US to co-operate with and assist any nation. In the general area of the Middle East in the development of economic strength dedicated to the maintenance of national independence. It would in the second place authorise the executive to undertake in the same region programmes of military assistance ... with any nation or group of nations which desire such aid. It would in the third place authorise such assistance and co-operation to include employment of the armed forces of the US to secure and protect the territorial integrity and political independence of such nations... against overt armed aggression controlled by international communists. We seek not violence but peace.
Note: "Date received" on original paperwork reads: 07/01/1957. American commentary.