ITALY: 40% or Fight

Last week the U.S. landed with both feet in the Italian election campaign—a contest which will decide the political future of Europe and, perhaps, the issue of war or peace. The most brilliant U.S. move to date concerned Trieste.

A Communist Flight. U.S. Intelligence had discovered that Russia intended to come out for the return of Trieste to Italy; the State Department beat the Russians to it. France's Foreign Minister, Georges Bidault, in Turin to sign a Franco-Italian trade agreement, announced that the U.S., Great Britain and France had decided that the Free Territory of Trieste should be returned to...

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