FRANCE: Blood & Dollars

Last week L'Humanite, the Communist daily in Paris, published a cartoon showing Secretary of State Dulles, in a snappy convertible, pulling up at a filling station operated by French Premier Joseph Laniel and ordering $385 million worth of French blood. (The U.S. recently decided to increase dollar aid to France that amount to carry on the Indo-China war.) In the National Assembly, during a crucial debate on Indo-China policy, ex-Premier Edouard Daladier echoed L'Humanite's blood & dollars theme. After tolling off the well-known drainages (76,000 casualties and $5 billion) and frustrations...

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