Foreign Relations: Trouble, Trouble, Trouble

A harried State Department official looked with dismay at a piece of paper on his desk. It was a list of 25 people he was supposed to call to talk about trouble brewing in another part of the world. "My God," he muttered. "What a week!" Agreed a colleague who overheard him: "A nightmare!"

It was, indeed, that kind of week. There was trouble about Canada, trouble about Cuba, and, by far the most serious in its potential consequences, trouble about Europe and the Atlantic alliance.

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