Inevitably, the announcement in Washington and Moscow of an exchange of visits between Dwight Eisenhower and Nikita Khrushchev stirred talk around the world of a deep thaw in the cold war. In the thaw mood, the Communist press suddenly stopped sniping at the U.S., and Premier Khrushchev jovially announced that he would not do any saber-rattling during his visit. In Washington, President Eisenhower made it known that he was planning to meet Khrushchev's plane when it arrives in mid-September, though Khrushchev is not technically chief of the Soviet state,*and protocol does not demand welcome by the President. Ike also made...

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