National Affairs: Battle of the Islands

By the time the third round of the television debates went on the air—with Vice President Richard Nixon speaking from Los Angeles and Senator John Kennedy from Manhattan—both candidates were tightlipped. Through the week they had been lobbing charges at each other on the Quemoy-Matsu question stirred up in Debate No. 2. In Albuquerque, Nixon warned that Kennedy's proposed abandonment of the two Chinese offshore islands would be "the road to war, the road to surrender. We must not give up an inch of territory." At Knott's Berry Farm, near Long Beach, Calif.,...

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