National Affairs: Friendly Gesture

To show that he was still just as anxious as anybody to restore bipartisan cooperation in foreign affairs (see above), Secretary of State Dean Acheson last week announced he would take a Republican adviser along with him when he goes to London in May for the conference of Atlantic pact nations. The Republican: ex-Senator John Sherman Cooper of Kentucky, now a Washington lawyer.

Republican Cooper is cast in much the same role that Republican John Foster Dulles played in previous international conferences. An able and vigorous supporter of bipartisan foreign policy when he was in the Senate (he was beaten in...