THE NATION: A Forward Path?

The strong leadership of President Eisenhower and the near-unanimity of the Congress in backing him in the Formosa resolution undoubtedly retrieved much of the U.S. prestige and influence that had been recently lost in Asia. In the preceding fortnight the Communist capture of Yi-kiang Island near the Tachens had reminded Asians that the Reds were still on the march, the U.S. still on the defensive. Then came the suggestions of Secretary Dulles and President Eisenhower that the U.N. might arrange a cease-fire in the troubled area. This statement of policy was partly designed to...

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