A file containing documents relating to the downing of an American U-2 plane. Subjects discussed in the file include the attendance of Western foreign ministers at a United Nations meeting to discuss the incident; the implications of the failure of the Paris summit meeting caused by the incident for the role of the superpowers and of the U.N.; and British, French, and American consideration of how to handle the U.N. meeting. Other subjects discussed in the file include a U.N. resolution on the issue proposed by non-permanent members of the U.N. Security Council; and Commonwealth countries' press and political reactions to the incident and the summit failure. Documents in the file include a list of Soviets arrested or expelled for espionage in the United States; the text of the Soviet U.N. resolution and memorandum; the minutes of the Security Council meeting discussing the Soviet resolution; and an event chronology.
aerial reconnaissance, aircraft, aircraft crashes, airspace, American foreign policy, American-French relations, American-Soviet relations, Anglo-American relations, arrests, attachés, Berlin, British Commonwealth, British foreign policy, British press, civil aviation, diplomatic disputes, diplomatic expulsions, East-West relations, espionage, freedom of speech, French foreign policy, French-Soviet relations, Indian press, military aviation, nuclear tests, nuclear weapons, propaganda, public opinion, Second World War, Soviet foreign policy, speeches, spy planes, telecommunications, The Times, threat of war, United Nations, United States Air Force, West Berlin