Foreign Relations: Sticky Wickets

FOREIGN RELATIONS

Washington last week played host to a diplomat with an unhyphenated double-barreled name: the new British Labor government's Foreign Secretary, Patrick Gordon Walker, 57, who came calling for a getting-to-know-you chat with top U.S. officials. Both President Johnson and Secretary of State Dean Rusk were understandably anxious to find out what difference the British electoral turnover might make in Anglo-American relationships. The conclusion, after talks with Gordon Walker: the Labor government intends to demonstrate that it has a strong, independent mind of its own—but it hasn't quite made up its mind about specific policies.

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