'Your papers, please' must never be heard in America
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
After leaving the White House in 1961, Dwight D. Eisenhower fretted about what future generations would think of his legacy, stating that the peace and prosperity that marked his two terms "didn't just happen, by God." But as Evan Thomas writes in his study of the Eisenhower presidency, "[Ike] had trouble articulating just how that had happened. He never could admit that he had kept the peace by threatening all-out war. His all-or-nothing strategy worked brilliantly."
Goodpaster said the president would have referred to the "military-industrial-congress complex" but left out Congress "out of respect for the other branch of government."