THE NATION: The Beachheads

Springtime is the season of battle. As spring drew near, a battle for political beachheads quickened and spread. Last week U.S. diplomatic operations reached from Latin America to the Far East, from central Europe to the Aegean and to the focal point of all political dynamics: Moscow.

Greece, Korea, Hungary. Secretary of State Marshall flew to Moscow (see INTERNATIONAL). There he would wage the main battle over Germany. But before he left he moved toward other beachheads which were strategic secondary points in the conflict.

He examined an appeal from Athens, which came on the heels of Britain's announcement that she...

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