WHY IKE NOW?
Ike influenced and shaped our nation in the middle half of the 20th century more than any other individual. From the post-WWII Pax Americana, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), the Cold War, to the unprecedented expansion of the interdependent world economy. Ike was a great advocate of free trade. Ike understood and insisted that robust international trade is ultimately a greater deterrent to conflict than any number of armaments.