JFK’s Peace Speech


by John F. Kennedy
American University Commencement Address
Delivered June 10, 1963



President
John F. Kennedy’s speech, “A Strategy of Peace,” was the
American University commencement address delivered on June 10, 1963,
in Washington, DC. The president announced the development of the
Nuclear Test-Ban Treaty and his decision to unilaterally suspend
all atmospheric nuclear weapons testing so long as all other nations
did the same. His peaceful outreach to the Soviet Union was unusual,
coming at the height of the Cold War. Kennedy was outlining a new
direction for his administration.

As author/researchers
Peter
Janney
and James

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