From Madiun to Syriam, from Malacca to Mandalay, the banging and chattering of hand grenades, rifles and automatic weapons punctuated day & night last week. International Communism was trying to tear Southeast Asia to pieces.

The long-range Communist plan, laid down in 1920, is to create Communist governments in all the colonial countries. The short-range plan is more recent and more urgent: to undermine Marshall Plan recovery in Europe by fanning the fires of unrest in Southeast Asia.

The new plan was devised last March. Communist delegates attended a "Southeast Asia Youth Conference" in Calcutta. A planeload of experts from Moscow...

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