Essay: AMERICA S PERMANENT STAKE IN ASIA

THE success of last week's national elections in South Viet Nam showed in remarkable fashion that the U.S.'s determined moves there have accomplished far more than a military standoff of the Communists. They have not only stiffened the spirit of the South Vietnamese but—what is less noticed in the national preoccupation with the war—they have created a new atmosphere of hope and confidence throughout Asia's southern crescent of nations, shoring up and strengthening Red China's fearful neighbors from Pakistan and India to Japan and South Korea. In this new atmosphere, usually with little...

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