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Robert F. Kennedy Visits Bonn

Feb. 24, 1962 - Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy told a group of university students in Bonn today that the U.S. would not go to war to reunify Germany. However, in replying to students’ questions, he said an attack on West Germany would be “the same” as an attack on the U.S. He made clear, as he had done in West Berlin, that Washington had no “magic” solution for the Germans’ problems. Earlier, the Attorney General and Edward M. Kennedy, the President’s youngest brother, talked with Chancellor Adenauer. The 36-year-old Robert Kennedy and the 86-year-old Dr. Adenauer had a private conversation with only an interpreter present. The Attorney General said afterward that the U.S. and West Germany are “in full agreement on all matters.”

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