National Affairs: Pacific, Be Still

Before.leaving by the front door, Dean Acheson slammed America's back door behind him. To such apprehensive nations as Australia and Korea, which had cried aloud for a Pacific pact, Secretary Acheson answered: the time was not ripe. Obviously, he was directing all his attention to Europe at the moment.

Said Acheson: "While it is true that there are serious dangers to world peace existing in the situation in Asia, it is also true, as Prime Minister Nehru of India stated to the press the other day, that a Pacific defense pact could not take...

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