Foreign News: Plain Talk from Britain

Last week the respected London Times purported to summarize Britain's European policy. The essence of that policy, as the Times saw it, was that Britain and Soviet Russia shared "joint responsibility" for the postwar security of Europe. They hoped that the U.S. would also see fit to share the responsibility; if not, Britain and Russia would have to proceed with their own arrangements.

The Times published this blunt declaration and appeal on the eve of Anthony Eden's visit to the U.S. (see p. 9) and two days after Ambassador Standley spoke up for the U.S. in Russia (see col. 3). The Times...

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