THE NATIONS: Charlie's Challenge

France spoke her piece to the Big Three last week. What she had to say did not suit the power-thinkers of Yalta and Dumbarton Oaks. But, considering General Charles de Gaulle's recent choler, the French attitude was surprisingly good-tempered—and too cogent to be ignored.

Definition of Security. Drastic changes in the Big Three proposals for a world peace organization were recommended by the French well in advance of the San Francisco security conference.* Their proposals:

¶ Above all, leave France, Russia and any other powers allied in regional treaties against postwar Germany free to act without awaiting the approval of the world...

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