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A file containing documents relating to the downing of an American U-2 plane. Subjects discussed in the file include Soviet press coverage of the reasons given by Nikita Khrushchev, the Soviet premier, for withdrawing from the Paris summit following the U-2 incident; and American gratitude for British support for their stance at the United Nations. Other subjects discussed include a Norwegian government reply to a Soviet protest about the American use of military bases on Norwegian territory for espionage purposes; Japanese public and governmental responses to a Soviet protest about the presence of U-2 aircraft on Japanese soil; and a Polish diplomat's views of the reasons for the Soviet withdrawal from the summit. Documents in the file include the text of a televised speech given by Dwight D. Eisenhower, the American president, following his return from Paris; and a report on American Senate hearings on the incident and the summit failure.
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