The Press: Completely Imaginary?

A recent issue of David Lawrence's U.S. News & World Report carried a three-page "Interview with a Top Yugoslav Official in Belgrade." In response to 18 questions, the unnamed official was quoted as saying, among other things, that "this conflict in Korea is sheer camouflage on the part of the Russians. The U.S.S.R. wants ... to provoke a war between the U.S. and China . . Once the U.S. is embroiled in a war with China, Russia's hands would be freed to subjugate other countries."

Last week, Tanjug, official Yugoslav press agency, denounced the interview as "completely imaginary." Since U.S. News &...

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