THE NATION: Home Again

Washington's mood last week was like the calm after the storm. With less sniping at the Administration than might have been expected in an election year, the Senate overwhelmingly ratified the U.S.-Japanese Security Treaty that Japanese leftists had tried to wreck. With the treaty ratified by both nations (see FOREIGN NEWS), Premier Nobusuke Kishi promised to resign, but the offer had been expected, and it set off no tremors.

Appearing before a Senate subcommittee, Secretary of State Christian Herter conceded that the State Department had "misjudged" the situation in Japan in the weeks before the President's scheduled visit. But Herter insisted...

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