Cold War: To Moscow, with Caution

The pattern of arrival and departure might be symbolic. By week's end everyone in Moscow believed that the Red Chinese delegation was ready to head home before too long. At the same time, U.S. and British delegations were due to arrive. The Russians were jamming Radio Peking but let the Voice of America come in loud and clear. Faced with the open Chinese challenge to Soviet leadership of world Communism, Nikita Khrushchev may want to ease tensions with the West, both to bulwark his position at home and to demonstrate the genuineness of his much-heralded coexistence policy abroad. But whether...

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