THE COLD WAR: Extra Mile to the Summit

A blizzard of Cyrillic characters blew into the chancelleries of Western Europe and, to the public eye, all but obliterated the measured phrases of President Dwight D. Eisenhower's State of the Union message. Russia's Premier Bulganin, who seems determined not to let the President of the U.S. get a word in edgewise if he can help it, loosed a new series of letters suggesting that the chiefs of government of all NATO countries and all Warsaw Pact countries, plus assorted neutrals, get together "in the next two or three months" to talk...

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