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    CU. KENNEDY MAKING SPEECH



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    "FAITH IN THE CERTAINTY OF OUR HISTORICAL JUDGEMENT IS NOT A POLICY. IT IS NOT ACTUALLY THAT WE KNOW CHINA WILL CERTAINLY TRY TO EXTEND BY FORCE, BUT THAT IT WILL NEVER TRY. LET US NOT ASSUME THAT COMMUNIST EXPANSION IN ASIA WILL INEVITABLY BE FLAWED UP BY THE NATIONALISM OF ASIAN STATES, NOR SHOULD WE ASSUME THAT ALL REVOLUTION WILL BE CAPTURED BY COMMUNISTS, BUT THAT ALL WHO CALL THEMSELVES COMMUNISTS WILL COME UNDER THE CONTROL AND DOMINATION OF PEKING. NOW WE MUST PREPARE FOR ALL THE CONTINGENCIES WHICH THREATEN TO CLEAR NATIONAL INTERESTS OF THE US; FOR A POLICY A POLICY IS NONE OF THESE, JUST AS IT IS NOT FEAR, OR HOSTILITIES, OR WISH. POLICY IS THE ESTABLISHMENT OF GOALS AND A COURSE OF ACTION RATIONALLY CALCULATED TO ACHIEVE THOSE GOALS, AND WE DO NOT NOW HAVE SUCH A POLICY TOWARD CHINA. THE OFFICE KNOWS THOSE ACTIONS WERE SUPPORTED BY REASONS AND GOALS, AND PURSUED WITH CONSTANCY AND SUSTAINED APPLICATION. IT WOULD RAISE THAT TO THE DIGNITY OF POLICY .............. WE ARE NOT ALONE IN CHINA. WE ARE NOT ALONE WITH CHINA IN ASIA. THERE IS ALSO INDIA, THE SECOND MOST POPULOUS NATION IN THE WORLD, IN ITSELF A GREAT CIVILIZATION. JAPAN IS SOON TO BECOME THE THIRD LEADING INDUSTRIAL NATION OF THE WORLD. INDONESIA, WITH ITS RESOURCES IS COMMANDING A KEY POSITION. IN THE LONG RUN AND VISION OF THESE GREAT ASIAN NATIONS WHO DETERMINE IN LARGE PART THE COURSE OF AFFAIRS ON THAT CONTINENT. OUR POLICY MUST BE SHARED, OUR ACTIONS UNDERTAKEN IN TRUE UNDERSTANDING OF THE ACTIONS AND INTERESTS OF THESE NATIONS, AND WITH THE CONSCIOUSNESS THAT WE DO ASK AS A SUBSTITUTE, BUT RATHER AS A SUPPLEMENT TO THEIR POLICY.....WE MUST UNDERSTAND THAT OUR POLICY TOWARD CHINA MUST BE A MAJOR FACTOR IN DETERMINING OUR POLICY TOWARD THOSE COUNTRIES WHICH BORDER ON CHINA, INDEED, ALL OF ASIA IN THE ECONOMIC, POLITICAL, MILITARY AND DIPLOMATIC FIELDS."




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    Film ID:
    VLVA5I4NQLQTDYPG5CFFK4NQ7HIMO
    Media URN:
    VLVA5I4NQLQTDYPG5CFFK4NQ7HIMO
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/02/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:40:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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