Foreign News: Ike's Dramatic Offer & How It Came About

TRADING SECRETS

IN half a dozen simple sentences, unrehearsed and devoid of speechwriters' polish, the President of the U.S. raised the conference from the legalese in which it was beginning to flounder, and seized the world's imagination with a rough-hewn plan to free mankind of the fear of surprise attack.

The core of his plan was a one-two challenge to the Russians. He proposed that:

¶The U.S. and Russia "give to each other a complete blueprint of our military establishments, from beginning to end, from one end of our countries to the other."

¶"Next,...

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