John Foster Dulles - U.S. Secretary of State under President Dwight D. Eisenhower was a significant figure in the early Cold War era, advocating an aggressive stance against communism throughout the world, and supporting the defeated French in the war against the superior Viet Minh in Indochina.
Dulles played a major role in the Central Intelligence Agency operation to overthrow the democratic Mossadegh government of Iran in 1953 (Operation Ajax) and the democratic Arbenz government of Guatemala in 1954 (Operation PBSUCCESS).
He died shortly after Fidel Castro took power in Cuba 1959 sparing him a defeat he passed onto his brother.. Abel..
"The ability to get to the verge without getting into the war is the necessary art. If you try to run away from it, if you are scared to go to the brink, you are lost."
John Foster Dulles