World: A Sop for Walter

Adhesive to Moscow through thick and thin is East Germany's Walter Ulbricht, who has waited all these years for a peace treaty that would permit him to order the U.S., Britain and France out of West Berlin. The permission never came, because Khrushchev was confronted by the West's readiness to fight for its rights in Berlin. How to keep Walter reasonably happy? After a round of "fraternal meetings" with Ulbricht in Moscow last week, the answer came with announcement of a 20-year "friendship pact" between East Germany and the Soviet Union. The document...

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