Asia: An Offer & a Warning

Among the many issues that divide East and West. Laos is one of the most combustible. With this in mind. President John F. Kennedy sent Ambassador Llewellyn Thompson back to Moscow last month with a cold-eyed bargain to offer Nikita Khrushchev.

Thompson had to chase Khrushchev halfway across Russia to deliver his message, finally caught up with him at Novosibirsk. 1.750 miles east of Moscow, and settled down for a four-hour discussion. With direct implication that his words were those chosen by President Kennedy himself. Thompson made the blunt declaration that the U.S....

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