THE NATION: Cold War Goes On

The U.S.'s attention was focused on the Democratic Convention in Los Angeles, the Administration was feeling the numbness of its approaching end, and the President was taking a long vacation in Newport, R.I.—in short, it was a good week for Nikita Khrushchev to stir up as much trouble as he could. He hurled at the U.S. a series of accusations, insults, threats and challenges that in an earlier day, when weapons were less destructive and threats more lethal, might have been enough to set off a war. In rapid succession, Khrushchev:

¶Declared that a U.S. RB-47E reconnaissance plane...

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