THE PHILIPPINES: Our Friends Outside

The week's big news seemed to be concentrated in Korea. But behind Korea lay bigger news: what was happening in the whole of Asia. The sudden Communist attack on the relatively small and weak point of U.S. influence in the Far East faced the U.S. with a challenge which its Government had doggedly ignored and evaded. The challenge was: how to keep the people of Asia from falling to Communism.

It was not merely a matter of the poverty which beset Asia (and which, in the minds of some well-meaning Americans, could be cured by "land reform"); nor was it...

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