World Affairs: Acheson Reports Western Alliance
1950 (Actual Year)
00:11:31 - 00:13:02
World Affairs: Acheson Reports Western Alliance Secretary of State Acheson tells a joint session of congress of America's aims for peace, after returning from talks in Europe. Acheson Report On Western Alliance: I join with the members of congress in expressing my (audio cuts out) whom I serve...It was made unmistakably clear in all our discussions that our common purpose in preparing our common defenses is a peaceful one. We hope never to need them, but so long as any dictatorship builds powerful armed forces, so long must Democracies if they are going to be left in peace, evidence their determination to defend themselves by maintaining adequate forces in being, and adequate state of preparedness...human and material resources, the skills, the initiative, condition and devotion of free men and it also has a dynamic idea, which can give us confidence that the future belongs to freedom. In our unity there is strength and in our strength their is the foundation of peace. Thank you very much.
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