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CHURCHILL URGED US TO 'WIPE OUT' MOSCOW WITH A-BOMB: Except from "When Lions Roar: The Churchills and the Kennedys," in the ICIJ website

By Thomas MaierOctober 28, 2014, 9:00 am Surprisingly voted out of office after World War II, former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill privately became an advocate for an Anglo-American first strike atom bomb attack against the Soviet Union, as once secret FBI records indicate. Churchill’s 1946 speech at Fulton, Missouri, warning against his former Communist ally during World War II, set the stage for a new conflict known as the Cold War, which lasted for decades and still haunts international relations today. This excerpt is fromWhen Lions Roar: The Churchills and the Kennedys by ICIJ member Thomas Maier Old Glory and the Union Jack draped the streets of Jefferson City, Missouri—the perfect symbolism for a visit by President Harry Truman and the man who Truman said had saved Western civilization. In an open-air limousine convertible, Winston Churchill sat beside Roosevelt’s successor while thousands of Missourians waved and greeted them at the train station. The two grinning…