THE NATION: Week of Deeds

Almost drowned out by the international cacophony over the summit conference last week was the news that fast-moving U.S. diplomats had racked up a substantial performance around the world by deeds rather than words. After tireless efforts of State Department Troubleshooter Robert Murphy to reconcile the supposedly irreconcilable, Lebanon quietly held a peaceful parliamentary election of a new President (see FOREIGN NEWS), and the U.S. promised to pull its troops out of Lebanon if the government so requested. Secretary of State John Foster Dulles began the week in London at a conference of remaining Baghdad Pact members, and after...

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