FOREIGN RELATIONS: Working on the Levee

Before the seals had hardened on the Indo-Chinese surrender last week, the U.S. and Britain were at work trying to erect a new levee against the Red flood in Asia. Said President Eisenhower: "The United States is actively pursuing discussions with other free nations with a view to the rapid organization of a collective defense in Southeast Asia in order to prevent further direct or indirect Communist aggression in that general area."

While U.S. military men talked about plans for a new main line of defense in Thailand, U.S. diplomats were conferring...

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