During a time of increased tensions following the successful launch of Sputnik, then Vice President Richard Nixon took a good-will trip to Russia. What followed was a sometimes playful, sometimes pointed public exchange between Nixon and Nikita Khrushchev throughout his stay in Moscow. The exchange is known as the Kitchen Debate, for a particularly sharp exchange in front of a US model home’s display of a GE electric kitchen. Nixon furthered his domestic political ambitions with a seeming jab at Khrushchev’s chest, reaffirming his anti-communist credentials at home.
Time: Mid War
Removed after event: Yes
Kitchen Debates incentivizes you to take battlegrounds, but you should already be incentivized to do that anyway. There’s not much to say about this card — if the US is ahead on battlegrounds, you lose 2VP; if the US isn’t, then you don’t.
I find Kitchen Debates to be more helpful as a rough barometer of how I’m doing. Start worrying if the US has more battlegrounds and is ahead on VP.
Note that this card is not removed from the deck if triggered while the prerequisite is not met.
1 Op is usually not very helpful, and 2VP often is. Unless you have some immediate use for the 1 Op, I prefer the 2VPs and the opportunity to poke my opponent in the chest.