GENEVA: The Eighth Week

Breaking away from Geneva's torpid air, U.S. Secretary of State Christian Herter flew to West Berlin last week to reassure 2,200,000 West Berliners that the U.S. had not forgotten its "binding commitment" to save them from Communist slavery. Said Herter: "I know that the people of West Berlin regard our troops and those of France and the United Kingdom as defenders of their freedom. I know, too, that the presence of these troops—which will be preserved—is indispensable to that freedom . . ."

The assurance was welcome to Berliners, and so was Herter. He returned to Geneva refreshed by his...

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