THE PRESIDENCY: No Ground War in Europe

Ranging in mood from measured restraint to flashes of anger, sarcasm and near-disgust, Ike at his press conference provided as many answers on Berlin as newsmen, nation, allies and enemy are ever likely to get in one half-hour:

Will the U.S. fight for West-Berlin?

"The U.S. and its allies have announced their firm intention of preserving their rights and responsibilities with respect to Berlin. If any . . . push in the direction of real hostilities is going to occur, it's going to occur from the side of the Soviets."

How about Khrushchev's proposal...

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