In February 1947, U.S. President Harry Truman huddled with his most senior foreign policy advisers, George Marshall and Dean Acheson, and a handful of congressional leaders.
- Fareed Zakaria
- Foreign Affairs
The topic was the administration’s plan to aid the Greek government in its fight against a communist insurgency.
Marshall and Acheson presented their case for the plan.
Arthur Vandenberg, chair of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, listened closely and then offered his support with a caveat.
“The only way you are going to get what…