Foreign News: Getting into the Act

In the Middle East, as in Southeast Asia, the U.S. hopes somehow to back its friends without at the same time driving the enemies of these friends into Khrushchev's hug. It is ticklish going. So far the U.S., which more or less thought up the Baghdad Pact, has refrained from joining it for fear of antagonizing Egypt's Nasser, who considers the pact a trick to split the Arab world away from him. Last week, without quite signing the pact, the U.S. found a diplomatic way of showing its solidarity with those Moslem lands which...

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