Foreign Relations: Our Man in Moscow

In Washington last week, Soviet Press Attaché Oleg Sokolov turned to his American luncheon companion and asked sourly: "Who's Kohler?" Sokolov knew perfectly well, since Foy David Kohler, 54, just named by President Kennedy to replace Llewellyn E. Thompson Jr. as Ambassador to the Soviet Union, has been at the center of East-West negotiations over Berlin—probably the knottiest, longest-standing tangle in the cold war. But if the Russian was simply expressing predictable skepticism, quite a few Americans were asking the same question about the man who is about to take over...

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