FOREIGN RELATIONS: Diplomats at Work, Jun. 25, 1956

In and out of the State Department flowed a torrent of policy decisions and position papers, hopes and trends and agreements, formal notes and informal memoranda—not to mention visiting foreign ministers and ambassadors—all symbolizing the quickening tempo of the cold war. Items of the week:

NATO. Dulles swapped visions and ideas with Canada's visiting Secretary for External Affairs Lester Pearson on their joint crusade to build the 15-nation NATO pact into some form of political community (TIME, April 30 et seq.). "We are only in the first innings," Pearson emphasized. "Our own views,"...

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