Foreign Relations: Unless We Resist

Beneath the mushroom shadow that hung over Berlin, the cold war's moves and countermoves continued. Last week President Kennedy announced that he was sending retired General Lucius Clay, commander of U.S. forces in Europe during the tense days of the 1948-49 airlift, back to Berlin as his personal representative. Berlin knew Clay as a clear-and tough minded man who would report the situation as he saw it without diplomatic sweetening. Cried West Berlin's Mayor Willy Brandt: "Berlin will welcome him like a homecoming son."

The U.S. also announced that Western foreign ministers will meet in Washington on Sept. 14 for...

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