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Reel Number: 221380-07-P2
Color: Black and White
Year / Date: 1963
Location: American University,DC,Washington
TC Begins: 10:14:09
TC Ends: 10:18:30
NOTE: FOR ORDERING See: www.footagefarm.co.uk or contact us at: Info@Footagefarm.co.uk 1963 - President Kennedy Speech: Strategy of Peace, Commencement, American U.. 10Jun63 R2 Pt. 2 Continued... Meanwhile, we seek to strengthen the United Nations, to help solve its financial problems, to make it a more effective instrument for peace, to develop it into a genuine world security system; a system capable of resolving disputes on the basis of law, of insuring the security of the large & the small, and of creating conditions under which arms can finally be abolished. At the same time we seek to keep peace inside the non-Communist world, where many nations, all of them our friends, are divided over issues which weaken Western unity, which invite Communist intervention or which threaten to erupt into war. Our efforts in West New Guinea, in the Congo, in the Middle East, & the Indian subcontinent, have been persistent & patient despite criticism from both sides. We have also tried to set an example for others by seeking to adjust small but significant differences with our own closest neighbors in Mexico & Canada. Speaking of other nations, I wish to make one point clear. We are bound to many nations by alliances. These alliances exist because our concern & theirs substantially overlap. Our commitment to defend Western Europe & West Berlin, for example, stands undiminished because of the identity of our vital interests. The United States will make no deal w/ the Soviet Union at the expense of other nations & other peoples, not merely because they are our partners, but also because their interests and ours converge. 10:16:01 Our interests converge, however, not only in defending the frontiers of freedom, but in pursuing the paths of peace. It is our hope, and the purpose of allied policy, to convince the Soviet Union that she too, should let each nation choose its own future so long as that choice does not interfere w/ the choices of others. The Communist drive to impose their political & economic system on others is the primary cause of world tension today. For there can be no doubt that, if all nations could refrain from interfering in the self-determination of others the peace would be much more assured. 10:16:50 This will require a new effort to achieve world law, a new context for world discussions. It will require increased understanding between the Soviets & ourselves. And increased understanding will require increased contact & communication. One step in this direction is the proposed arrangement for a direct line between Moscow & Washington to avoid on each side the dangerous delays, misunderstandings & mis-readings of the other's actions which might occur at a time of crisis. 10:17:30 We have also been talking in Geneva about our first-step measures of arms control designed to limit the intensity of the arms race & reduce the risk of accidental war. Our primary long-range interest in Geneva however, is general & complete disarmament; designed to take place by stages, permitting parallel political developments to build the new institutions of peace which would take the place of arms. The pursuit of disarmament has been an effort of this Government since the 1920's. It has been urgently sought by the past three administrations. And however dim the prospects are today we intend to continue this effort - to continue it in order that all countries, including our own, can better grasp what the problems & possibilities of the disarmament are. Continued... University Commencement Address; Cold War; NOTE: 10:09:37 - 10:20:42 sold at per reel rate. NOTE: FOR ORDERING See: www.footagefarm.co.uk or contact us at: Info@Footagefarm.co.uk
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