National Affairs: Harold's Balloon

In spite of vigorous denials, I understand that serious consideration has been given to the idea that the United States might barter the withdrawal of American troops from Germany against a Russian withdrawal from the satellite countries. Both the Western and Russian policies of the last few years have run their course. Both sides, it is felt here, are groping for new approaches.

So wrote the London Sunday Times's Henry Brandon from Washington last week—and he was by no means alone in his belief that the U.S. foreign policy was about to make a dramatic shift. The New York Times,...

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