Geneva Summit
 

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Geneva Summit
The fact that a summit meeting was finally taking place after 10 years– the last one had been at Potsdam– seemed to indicate a significant relaxation of East-West tensions. However, very little of real substance occurred at the conference. The major surprise was Eisenhower's proposal for "open skies," which entailed allowing each side to send intelligence- gathering aircraft over the other's territories, virtually unhindered. The summit ended without any major agreements.