Peace through Strength: Bernard Baruch and a Blueprint for Security

Peace through Strength: Bernard Baruch and a Blueprint for Security

Peace through Strength: Bernard Baruch and a Blueprint for Security

Peace through Strength: Bernard Baruch and a Blueprint for Security

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TODAY, AS TAESE WORDS are written, Americans are commemorating Armistice Day of 1952. Ironically, a large part of the world is again under arms -- thirty-four years after Bernard M. Baruch played such a major role in mobilizing our country's resources during World War I.

Since that time, Mr. Baruch has continued to serve the cause of preparedness. He has pointed out "to all who would listen," as General Eisenhower has said, "the lesson of that First War and what we had to do to remain safe."

Bernard Baruch was among the first to recognize the danger of totalitarian aggression to the United States and the other democracies and to warn that it could lead to another world conflict. Today, less than four weeks before another tragic anniversary of our unpreparedness at the time of Pearl Harbor, it is fitting that Peace Through Strength -- largely concerned with the preparedness efforts of Mr. Baruch -- should be completed.

It seems to me that a review and analysis of his efforts over the years to strengthen the country militarily and economically has a special timeliness in the light of current world developments. Once again our country is faced with the task of becoming so powerful that not only will it be impregnable within itself, but strong enough and sound enough to assist other free peoples in protecting themselves against the Communist threat.

It is likely that in the crucial days ahead the new President . . .

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