World: The West's Response

One quiet afternoon in London last week, the phone rang for U.S. Ambassador David K. E. Bruce. It was Washington on the line asking the envoy to meet a plane with an urgent packet for British Prime Minister Harold Macmillan. When Ambassador Bruce got to the airport, he found 1) a courier with a parcel that turned out to contain aerial pictures of the Red missile sites in Cuba; and 2) former Secretary of State Dean Acheson, en route to Paris and Bonn as the President's special emissary to alert the rulers of France...

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