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Message from Kennedy to Khrushchev, 27 October 1962
(Catalogue ref: FO 371/162388)
FO 371/162388; message from Kennedy to Khrushchev, 1962 FO 371/162388; message from Kennedy to Khrushchev, 1962
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FO 371/162388; message from Kennedy to Khrushchev, 1962

Questions

  1. How convincing are the arguments used by Kennedy in this letter about:

    a. wanting to achieve a quick, peaceful solution to the Cuban missile problem,
    b. reducing tensions between the two sides in general?

  2. Having read this letter, do you regard Kennedy as someone recklessly risking world peace or as a reasonable leader prepared to compromise?