COLOMBIA: Anywhere, Any Time

Judged by the acid test of deeds, Colombia (pop. 11 million) understands better than any other Latin American country that the Korean war is also its war. To date, Colombia has been the one Latin American government to promise acceptable fighting help for the U.N. forces. The 1,430-ton frigate Almirante Padilla, best ship in the Colombian navy, will sail from San Diego, Calif. next week; a specially organized battalion (1,080 men) is in training for Korea.

In Washington last week, Roberto Urdaneta Arbeláez, Colombia's War Minister, told Dean Acheson and George Marshall that...

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