National Affairs: Design Without Dust

While the pattern of the free world's defense has been firming in Europe and the Atlantic, it is still a very incomplete sketch in the Pacific. This year an outline began to shape up when the U.S. signed (but has yet to ratify) defense treaties with Japan, the Philippines, New Zealand and Australia.

To mold a strong structure from this design, Harry Truman last week found a man who was calling an Asiatic Communist a Communist when most of the U.S. State Department was still wiping dust from its eyes. Myron M. Cowen, 53, is an energetic lowan who left his Washington...

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