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Historians reflecting upon the actions of President Dwight D. Eisenhower during both the 1956 Suez Crisis and Hungarian Revolution have concluded which of the following about the president?
His deployment of several thousand more troops to both regions inadvertently pushed many Eastern Europeans and Arabs into the Soviet alliance.
His refusal to proceed without the full consent of the United Nations Security Council gave the Soviets an edge in both Eastern Europe and the Middle East.
His hasty deployment of missiles to both Egypt and West Germany served to escalate tensions with Soviets to an all-time high.
His weak response to both incidents caused him to lose respect in the eyes of the American people.
His restraint in both incidents was remarkable considering the aggressive actions of the Soviets.