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Washington, D.C., U.S.A.: GV Press Secretary James Haggerty handing out press release. SV Reporters into telephone booths.
GV Int. Pose of President Eisenhower. FV Int. Stillmen & cameramen. SV Pose of Ike at mikes. SCU Ditto. SV Cameramen. SCU Ike speaks:-(Nat.sd.)-Dubbing CU Soundman. SCU Ike concludes:-(Nat.sd.)
SOUND EFFECTS. SCU President Eisenhower speaks:- "In the interests of peace therefore the United States must remove any doubt regarding our readiness to fight if necessary to preserve the vital state of the free world in a free Formosa, & to engage in whatever operations may be required to carry out that purpose."
SCU...."In the situation such as now confronts us, & under modern conditions of warfare, it would not be prudent to await an emergency before coming to the Congress. Then it might be too late. Already the warning signals are flying."
GOOD SCENES. CU President Eisenhower says:- "To make this plain requires not only Presidential action but also Congressional action. We must alert to any concentration or employment of Chinese Communist forces obviously undertaken to facilitate an attack upon Formosa, and be prepared to take appropriate military..." ("Action" - which should have been the last word is missing!!)
Personalities - Politicians; Cold War; United States of America; Taiwan; Dwight D 'Ike' Eisenhower (1890-1969)
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