Yugoslavia: Talking to Tito

On his way home after a 16,000-mile swing through Ankara, Teheran, Karachi and New Delhi, U.S. Secretary of State Dean Rusk squeezed in a short stop in Belgrade. For the diplomatic record, Rusk officially was repaying a 1961 visit to Washington by Yugoslav Foreign Minister Koca Popovic. But there was more to Rusk's courtesy call than that.

U.S.-Yugoslav relations were never really warm; since the U.S. Congress last summer served notice that it would eliminate Belgrade's "most favored nation" trading clause this year, they have been positively chilly. Marshal Tito's ostentatiously friendly trip to Moscow last year did...

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