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    when Kruschev and Kennedy met in Vienna, Kennedy came off as weak, so Kruschev thought he could put missles into Cuba and Kennedy would be too much a wimp to do anything about it.

    Speaking of meetings with Kruschev, I get a kick out of Nixon's meeting with him when he was Ike's VP.  Nixon went to Moscow and he and Kruschev appeared on stage on TV and were bantering back and forth about which country was more advanced.  Nixon saying, "OK, you're ahead of us in space exploration, but we're ahead of you in color television technology", and Kruschev responding, "No, we're great in color TV too!", and they (and the audience) were smiling and laughing (at least Nixon was; it's hard for me to tell what Kruschev's mood was).  That is one of the few scenes of Nixon where he looked likable.

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