For the first time since the Eisenhower Administration came into office, there was a serious sag in the struggle to strengthen the free world against Communism. Not a soldier or a bomber was subtracted last week from military plans; no territory changed hands. The big sag was a state of mind, and it came because the world was hanging loosely between the two international conferences−the U.S. -British-French-Russian conference just ended at Berlin, and the Big Four conference with Communist China at Geneva, late next month.

In London and Paris, the advocates of a...

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