THE NATION: Patience, Not Weakness

Getting back to work after a fine autumn weekend, the U.S. people read the big black headlines. The U.S. and its Western allies had broken off the Berlin negotiations with Russia. An American white paper set forth the long and dreary record of Russian stubbornness, stalling and duplicity. Was war really imminent? The answer was somewhere between no and maybe (see INTERNATIONAL).

But on one question there was no longer any maybe. That was the question of U.S. intentions. Speaking to the U.N. in Paris, Secretary of State George Marshall said: "The United States does not wish to increase...

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