The U.S., still without a consistent world policy, still grateful for any chance to wait for the dust to settle, was making the logical worst of its uncertainty. Last week, while it was trying to drum up the courage and decision of its friends, it was also ignominiously truckling to its enemy.

In Europe, General of the Army Dwight Eisenhower, entrusted with the most important military-diplomatic mission ever given a U.S. soldier, went from capital to capital urging Western Europe to start mobilizing its defenses. Meanwhile, at Lake Success, U.N. Delegate Warren Austin, carrying out a different kind...

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