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President Kennedy Meets with General Eisenhower in Palm Desert

Mar. 24, 1962 - President Kennedy and General Dwight D. Eisenhower met in Palm Desert, Calif., today for a 51-minute chat that ended with a military salute by the General. “It was a general discussion of the situation around the world,” Pierre Salinger, White House press secretary, said later. “The President brought him up to date on a number of subjects, basically international,” he said. The two men talked at former President Eisenhower’s cottage at the El Dorado Country Club’s golf course. Then they strolled out by the swimming pool in brilliant sunshine for a picture-taking session. They appeared cordial and General Eisenhower seemed to be in a happy mood.

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