THE NATION: Will to Victory

Before returning to the U.S. for a visit, Ambassador Alan G. Kirk called on Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Vishinsky to discuss the "present impasse" in Korea. Said Kirk: "The Soviet government must surely recognize that, as a simple statement of fact, the breakdown of armistice talks in Korea would add greatly to the explosive character of the situation, and might stimulate a course of events which would be undesirable from the point of view of both our governments."

The statement differed little in tone from any other recent U.S.-Soviet exchange. But Vishinsky's...

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