FOREIGN RELATIONS: Secondary Responsibility

Michigan's Arthur H. Vandenberg rose in the Senate last week to plead for the confirmation of Dean Acheson as Secretary of State. What made it news was not his support of Acheson, for the Republican champion of the bipartisan foreign policy had often carried the ball for the Democrats, but the qualification he attached to his support. Said Vandenberg:

". . . It is impossible to ask him [Acheson] or any other nominee precisely what policies he will pursue, because he or any other nominee will pursue whatever policies are directed by the...

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