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THE SHOWDOWN WITH KHRUSHCHEV V

JULY 10, 2012

THE SHOWDOWN WITH KHRUSHCHEV V

Knoxville, Tennessee (JFK+50) Today we continue our report of Chapter 11 of the book by Kenneth P. O’Donnell & David F. Powers with Joe McCarthy.  It is published by Little, Brown & Company.



The title of Chapter 11 is The Showdown with Khrushchev.


In commentaries on the Vienna Summit, it was most often mentioned that JFK made a comment to Khrushchev about the medal he wore on his lapel at the close of their discussions.


Kenneth O’Donnell correctly states, however, that this comment came during lunch.


President Kennedy asked about the medal & Khrushchev replied that it was the LENIN PEACE MEDAL.  JFK answered, “I hope you get to keep it.”


It was after the lunch that Kennedy & Khrushchev squared off out in the garden, alone except for their interpreters.


In their last private discussion, Khrushchev threatened WAR if the U.S. insisted on defending WEST BERLIN.


He let it be known that the USSR would sign a treaty with EAST GERMANY allowing it to seize West Berlin in December, 1961.


JFK’s final words to NK were: “It’s going to be a cold winter.”

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