International: Onto the Offensive

Out of Washington and Paris last week came promise of a vigorous new effort to staunch the bloody attrition of the seven-year-old Indo-China war and check Communism's threat to South Asia. The Eisen hower Administration proposed to double the U.S.'s contribution to the costs of the Indo-China fighting, from $400 million to $785 million. France, for its part, will throw more troops into the struggle, and give the 27 million people of Indo-China real assurance of independence.

It was an encouraging forward step in the making of free world strategy. In the eight years of cold war, the West's boldest moves—Greek-Turkish aid,...

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