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Eisenhower Doctrine Includes Israel, U.S. Admiral Assures Israelis

Eight Israel newspapermen who were guests of the Sixth Fleet “in Eastern Mediterranean waters” during a one-day visit were told by a U.S. Navy official that the Eisenhower Doctrine applied to Israel, it was revealed today.

Rear Adm. Lewis Parks, Commander of the Cruiser Force in the Atlantic Fleet, also told the visiting newsmen that if Washington gave the order, “within minutes the Sixth Fleet could go into action in defense of Israel.” The newsmen visited the 31,000-ton aircraft carrier, the Randolph, and the heavy cruiser, the Newport News.