Dwight D. Eisenhower Speeches & Audio

Eisenhower Returns From Cancelled Summit Meeting

(5) tv-14

Eisenhower Returns From Cancelled Summit Meeting

(5 min) tv-14

On May 1, 1960, an American U-2 high-altitude reconnaissance aircraft was shot down over central Russia. As a result, the Paris Summit Conference, scheduled 13 days later, collapsed. Upon his return from the failed conference on May 20, President Eisenhower addresses the welcoming crowd at Andrews Air Force Base.