The U.S. at long last is getting ready to build a positive policy in the Middle East. The news was announced, in a backhanded way, by Secretary of State Dean Acheson during a press conference last week. He had just rebuked Egypt's Prime Minister for kicking up the dust over the presence of British troops along the Suez Canal (see FOREIGN NEWS). Acheson added that "new proposals" had already been prepared and were being offered to the Egyptian Government. The new plan would, said he, "contribute to the defense of the free world in which the Middle East plays such...

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