THE NATION: The Vetoed Veto

For weeks, barely below the diplomatic surface, there had been growing friction between the two great powers of the Western alliance. Finally, last week there was a spark big enough to blow British-U.S. differences into headlines all around the world. At his press conference Dwight Eisenhower said that the U.S. might move forward in a southeast Asia alliance without Great Britain. In the House of Commons, Winston Churchill agreed with a Laborite who said that the opening of U.S.-French talks on Indo-China without Britain was "inconsistent with the spirit of the Western alliance." While some subsequent analyses of the...

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