Kennedy gives candid press conference on uncertain situation with the Soviets and in Vietnam.
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American newsreel item. Title reads: "President Acts To Meet Threats On Two Fronts"
Washington DC, United States of America / USA
LS Pan as US President John F Kennedy enters Press Conference and makes his way to the rostrum. LS & MS Kennedy speaking from rostrum. on the Communist threat to South Vietnam (Sync Sound) with cut ins of Press. LS to MS General Maxwell Taylor, President's personal military advisor, in Saigon. MS General Taylor shaking hands with Vietnamese President Ngo Dinh Diem. MS Pan General James A Van Fleet , ex US Commander-in-Chief of the 8th Army in Korea, as he comes down the steps from US transport plane , he will serve as an army consultant on guerilla warfare.
LS & MS Kennedy speaking from rostrum on Berlin Crisis (Sync Sound) with cut-ins of Press. "I don't think we can come to any conclusion as to what the ultimate outcome will be. The talks which we had with Mr Gromyko did not give us immediate hope that this matter would be easily settled." Commentary says that Europe is not the only US concern as regards fear of war. MS Kennedy: "In addition there are other areas where we can become involved and as the weapons are now so annihilating it causes the American people to become quite rightfully concerned... We happen to live, because of the ingenuity of science and man's inability to control his relationship one with another, we happen to live in the most dangerous time in the history of the human race."
Note: Date on original paperwork: 17/10/1961. American commentary.