Reaction to resumption of Soviet atomic bomb tests; East German PA sound at Berlin Wall

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(1) East Berlin closed the border with West Berlin on Sunday, August 13 in preparation for the construction of the Berlin Wall. Here, sounds of the East German Police public address system at the Brandenburg Gate. (8/14). (2) West Berlin Man-on-the-Street interviews (8/16). (3) White House Press Secretary Pierre Salinger reads a statement, approved by President Kennedy and Secretary of State Dean Rusk. concerning “the scarcely veiled threat of aggression against the allied air routes to and from West Berlin” (8/24). (4) President Kennedy and R. Sargent Shriver, director of the Peace Corps, greet the first group of volunteers in a brief ceremony in the White House rose garden (8/28). (5) President Kennedy welcomes participants from the Brevard Music Camp in North Carolina and founder and conductor, Dr. James Christian Pfohl. (8/22). (6) President Kennedy expresses gratitude to Lyndon Johnson for the vice-president’s “remarkably successful and important” trip to West Berlin; Johnson replies to Kennedy (8/21). (7) Lyndon Johnson speaks at Andrews Air Force base upon his return from a 36-hour visit to West Berlin (8/21). (8) Andrew T. Hatcher, assistant White House press secretary, reads White House statement on USSR resumption of nuclear tests (8/30). (9) Defense Secretary Robert McNamara responds to Sen. Strom Thurmond (D-SC) during a session of the Senate Armed Services Committee. Thurmond charges that anti-communist speeches by military officers are being censored (9/6). (10) White House press secretary Pierre Salinger reads a statement from President Kennedy announcing resumption of limited nuclear testing, saying Soviet test resumption left the United States no choice (9/5). (11) Defense Secretary McNamara announces that the Defense Department has ordered members of the Army, Navy and Air Force reserves to active duty by October 1 (8/25). (12) Senators Wayne Morse (D-OR), Hubert Humphrey (D-MN), and Thomas J. Dodd (D-CT) comment on the resumption of nuclear testing by the Soviet Union (8/31).
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