FOREIGN RELATIONS: Fireworks Foregone

Before the Senate inquiry into the U-2 flight and the summit collapse got going, State Department security men gave the hearing room an elaborate electronic shakedown in search of hidden microphones or cameras. In a room near by State's Old Russia Hand Charles Bohlen sat by to censor the stenographic transcript, and at his feet, an electric "Shredmaster" waited to chew secret papers into meaningless pabulum.

In keeping with the mood of comparative calm and sobriety that gradually settled on Washington last week, the committee sessions bore no resemblance to the sensational...

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