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Eisenhower: Soldier and President Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 16-18 Summary

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Chapter 16-18 Summary and Analysis

In chapter sixteen, the Geneva Summit takes place in July 1955. Eisenhower has decided that the only way to stop the arms race between the U.S. and the Soviets is to have open air skies for both countries in which to operate reconnaissance missions. Quickly after the summit begins, Eisenhower knows the Soviets are not going to accept this offer. The summit ends and nothing has been settled, except both sides acknowledge that if atomic weapons are used between the two countries, both would be destroyed.

In September of 1955, Eisenhower suffers a heart attack. The rest is well needed by Eisenhower, who takes the next three months to fully recover. During this time, Eisenhower takes time to think about running for re-election in 1956. Eisenhower would like to retire, but he is worried that there is not anyone that could take his place that...

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