National Affairs: Plus & Minus in Asia

For seven days the U.S.'s fabulously traveled Secretary of State hopped from conference to conference in Asia, visiting countries ranging in sentiment from anti-Communist to neutral to scared stiff, talking to three Presidents, two Kings, a crown prince and eight foreign ministers. To all John Foster Dulles offered not only U.S. military protection against Communist attack but a constructive, long-range answer to Communism based on the development of a politically independent, economically sound Free Asia.

But at Formosa, his last stop, a shadow fell over his substantial achievement. By definition no plan for...

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