Eisenhower's professional responsibilities were, as he described them, "maintaining the peace we had just won." And Ike was concerned by what he saw around him. "Washington," he observed, "seemed little bothered about the long-term future." In his words, the city was more consumed in rewriting the past by looking, for instance, for "a scapegoat for Pearl Harbor . . . But of the future, piled high with threats to our victory and to our continuing security, there seemed to be little thought."
-Susan Eisenhower, How Ike Led: The Principles Behind Eisenhower's Biggest Decisions