Foreign News: Realists Have Taken Over

If the wondrous flight of Joachim von Ribbentrop to Moscow to sign a Pact had jogged the world (TIME, Aug. 28), the Pact's actual wording really shook it. Nub of the Pact was contained in Articles I and II:

The two contracting parties obligate themselves to refrain from every act of force, every aggressive action and every attack against one another, including any single action or that taken in conjunction with other powers.

In case one of the parties to this treaty should become the object of warlike acts by a third power, the other...

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