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President Eisenhower: Address to the American People on the National Security and Its Costs

Dwight David Eisenhower

This episode is from the WNYC archives. It may contain language which is no longer politically or socially appropriate.

Tommy Cowan interrupts programing to introduce President Eisenhower's Address To The Nation regarding taxes, the budget and national security.
President Eisenhower is speaking from the White House.


Eisenhower discusses the costs of national security. He speaks of the American will to stay free. He speaks of the competence of the government and the importance of trade with allies.
He speaks of Soviet policy: the destruction of freedom through the spread of Communism.


Eisenhower discusses the budget - the high costs of security, the previous administration's overestimate of taxes, lack of budgeting for current conflict, his future plans for taxes.


Transcript follows.


Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection


WNYC archives id: 71539
Municipal archives id: LT3414