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Eisenhower Impressed by President Kennedy's U.N. Speech

Sept. 25, 1961 - Former President Eisenhower commended President Kennedy's U.N. speech today. He said he believed "it summed up, eloquently, the peaceful aims of the American people." The general's remarks were given from the front steps of the red-brick house on the campus of Gettysburg College which he uses as an office. The former President said that it was apparent President Kennedy was standing on the same ground in foreign policy which he - General Eisenhower - had occupied during his eight-year Administration. "The President impressed me deeply," Gen. Eisenhower said, "as he expressed the view that there is no safety in spiraling arms races. I do see, in his remarks, a sincere desire to protect our country."


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