THE COLD WAR: Australia Takes Its Stand

To a crowded House of Representatives in Canberra, Prime Minister Robert Menzies proclaimed last week that Australia (pop. 7,500,000) would stand behind U.S. policy in Asia. "Armed aggression must be met by armed defensive power," said Menzies, "for this is something, and perhaps at present the only thing, that the materialist Communist dictators can and will understand . . . The time has come when we must present a common front backed by a common power."

As a result of the Geneva settlement, the Communist frontier "might soon be on the southern shores...

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