INVESTIGATIONS: Neither Flight nor Fight

To hear some sections of the U.S. press tell it, Senator Joseph McCarthy took over the State Department last week from a shaken and cowed John Foster Dulles. Instead of defending the department against McCarthy's latest onslaughts as head of the Senate's Permanent Investigating Subcommittee, Dulles—so the stories ran—had given way to a mood of "panic" and "surrender," pulled a "Munich" and taken "cowardly flight." As a result, said the reports, the Voice of America was "dead," and departmental employees, their morale shattered, were trying to "fade into the wallpaper."

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