POLAND: The Greater Risk

Poland's wiry Wladyslaw Gomulka was quietly pleased. Into Warsaw last week flew Russia's Foreign Minister Dmitry Shepilov and Defense Minister Georgy Zhukov. They got no ceremonial welcome, and they stayed less than 24 hours. But before they left, they had put their names to the first public Russian agreement conceding a satellite any rights to the movement and disposal of Soviet troops stationed on its territory.

On paper, at least, the 21-article agreement was a model of scrupulous regard between self-respecting allies. The Russians conceded that their troops would not move from their bases or conduct training exercises without Polish...

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