DIPLOMATIC FRONT: Proceed with Caution

For throwing his peace grenade, Russia's Malik had chosen his time well. These factors made for maximum effect: 1) it was the week in which General Ridgway had firmly asked the United Nations for more ground troops, a request that had been heard with markedly little enthusiasm; 2) it was the week in which the West had broken off Paris talks, and Russia was temporarily without a seat at any active negotiations table.

New Tone? Malik chose an innocuous U.N. radio program as his platform, delivered a 14-minute speech which promised to start...

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