SOUTHEAST ASIA: Clearing the Air

It had been four months since the gaudy Bulganin-Khrushchev bandwagon bounced across South Asia, and the time had come to take a close look at the lingering effects of the Big Red Circus, to reaffirm alliances and to rebuild friend ships. Off to Pakistan and India last week flew U.S. Secretary of State John Foster Dulles.

In a long, narrow room in Karachi, protected against the heat by 15 air conditioners and a dozen ceiling fans, Dulles conferred with the seven other partners of SEATO (the South East Asia Treaty Organization). All agreed that their emphasis should now be on...

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