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Financier Bernard Baruch Says U.S. Will Manage Berlin Crisis, Praises Kennedy

July 26, 1961 - Bernard M. Baruch, financier and friend of Presidents, said today that the U.S. had "all the resources to do all the things that need to be done" in the Berlin crisis. "And there is no reason to get excited about it," he added. Mr. Baruch called on President Kennedy today, praised Mr. Kennedy's address to the nation on defense and voiced a hope that pressure groups would drop their goals and "get behind what the president wants to do." He said the U.S. had to win the struggle with the Soviet Union or "everything will be ashes."


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