National Affairs: The Odds on Peace

The course of U.S. foreign relations was somewhat erratic last week. It was hopelessly inept and confused on the problem of Palestine. But, by & large, the nation kept its eyes pretty well fixed on the main goal, which was peace, not war—but readiness for war.

U.S. policy had stiffened in Germany. Washington postponed the plan to transfer control of the U.S. zone from Army officers to the State Department. Two days later Washington made it clear that the U.S. intended to stay in Berlin, despite Soviet sabotage of the Allied Control Council and Soviet efforts to shoulder the U.S. out the...

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