Foreign Relations: The Safety of Us All

The jet-loaded U.S. carrier Midway and two destroyers steamed out of Hong Kong one golden dawn last week to show the blue of Navy airpower in the South China Sea. Two thousand U.S. marines pulled out of Japan—where all they had been shooting was a Hollywood potboiler aptly titled Marines, Let's Go!—and headed for an undisclosed destination.

The 1st Marine Brigade, aboard a U.S. Navy transport bound for maneuvers off the U.S. West Coast, was ordered to wheel around and return to station in Okinawa. The U.S. lifted 16 helicopters to the...

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