From behind the Iron Curtain last week came a noisy eruption of growls and threats, mixed with a few bullets.

To lead off, Moscow pounced on a provision in the Mutual Security Act which authorizes $100 million in MSA funds for aid to "any selected persons who are residing in or escapees from" Iron Curtain countries, either to form them into military units under NATO or "for other purposes." To the State Department's embarrassment, Wisconsin's Republican Representative Charles Kersten had said quite plainly that his amendment was intended to "render aid for...

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