COLD WAR: No. 12

In a year and a half, East and West had pelted each other with eleven formal diplomatic notes on one subject: unification of Germany. From Washington, Paris and London last week came note No. 12—the shortest and the best so far. It was a crisp, polite invitation to the Soviet Foreign Minister to meet with his Big Three opposite numbers to seek "a solution of the German and Austrian problems," and it got right down to the brass tacks of time (Oct. 15) and place (Lugano, Switzerland). The note did not try to meet attacks made in previous Soviet...

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