Kennedy and Nixon talk on drawing the defense line in the Far East during a presidential election debate in Washington DC.
Washington DC USA Date:1960, October 7 Duration:4 min 5 sec Sound:Yes
The second Kennedy-Nixon Presidential Debate in Washington DC, United States. Edward P. Morgan of ABC asks Democratic candidate Senator John F Kennedy to comment on whether Quemoy and Matsu were unwise places to draw U.S. defense line in the Far East. Kennedy states that he believes strongly in the defense of Formosa and says that the U.S. will defend Quemoy and Matsu if it is a part of a general attack on Formosa. He says that the U.S. should consult with the Nationalists. He states that the Americans should protect their commitments. Republican candidate U.S. Vice President Richard M Nixon states that he disagrees completely with Senator Kennedy on this point and states the example of the Korean War. Regarding Quemoy and Matsu he says that these two islands are in the area of freedom and under the control of the Nationalists. He states that the U.S. should not force the Nationalist allies to get off of them and give them to the Communists because the Communists aren't after Quemoy and Matsu, but after Formosa.
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