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Document 1: State Department Memorandum for the President.

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1. The man who signed the memorandum, Christian A. Herter, was the well-respected secretary of state. Why would it be his job to set up an agenda for the Camp David meeting?

2. Why would it have been desirable to have an agenda for the meeting between Eisenhower and Khrushchev? In what ways could a formal agenda work against diplomacy?

3. What subject do you think was most important? Why?

4. Why would the leaders have needed experts for some meetings?

5. Why do you think this document was marked "Secret"? Why do you think it was declassified in 1987?

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