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Dean Acheson Dean Acheson was Secretary of State under President Harry Truman. Although he developed anti-Communist views early in his political career, Acheson defended State Department employees accused during Senator Joseph McCarthy's anti-Communist investigations of the early 1950s. Acheson persuaded Truman to dispatch aid to French forces in Indochina, but years later would counsel President Lyndon B. Johnson to negotiate for peace with the Vietminh.

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