Berlin: No Love Game

U.S. Secretary of State Dean Rusk was home from his ten-day swing through Western Europe. Apart from softening U.S. opposition to France's independent nuclear force and advancing the notion of absorbing it into a NATO setup, the main point of the trip was—once again—to clarify the U.S. position on Berlin.

In Bonn, Rusk left behind the assurance that there are really no further "concessions" the U.S. can offer Moscow, that the next step must come from Nikita Khrushchev.

"Is the ball in your court?" Rusk was asked by the British during his London stop. "No," replied Rusk, "it's on the net."


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