THE NATIONS: Taking the Offensive

"Pressure from abroad" was the expressed reason the U.S. found itself moving last week toward a summit conference it did not want, on a subject—peace in the Middle East—that it did not choose, and at a time it did not particularly fancy. But such a meeting might yet prove to have some advantages.

When Britain's Foreign Secretary Selwyn Lloyd sat down with Secretary Dulles in Washington to work out a reply to Nikita Khrushchev's proposal for a quick day-after-tomorrow summit session on the U.S. intervention in Lebanon, the Canadians were already clamoring for a firm yes to Khrushchev. West Germany's...

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