THE NATIONS: As Others See Us

How do the U.S.'s friends abroad judge the U.S. in an hour of crisis in Asia? Last week, from five TIME foreign bureaus, came these answers:

From London: When the appalling reality of Red China's intervention in Korea first came home to Britons, they were struck with two fears. One was that rash American action would lead Britain into war with the locust-like Chinese masses—a war for which this country was as unripe psychologically as it was ill-prepared militarily. The other was that U.S. power would bog itself down in the bottomless quagmire of China, leaving Europe an unprotected plum...

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