The engines that might be driving U.S. foreign policy are silent. Nevertheless, U.S. official attitudes seemed to be shifting last week. Perhaps they were turning on a current of news. And perhaps the news reflected realities to which U.S. policy had to conform to be effective.

Stalemate in Europe? The biggest and worst news concerned the parlous state of EDC. Whatever the Brussels Conference (see FOREIGN NEWS) or subsequent plastic surgery might salvage from the Mendés-France amendments, EDC's future was highly limited. From its beginning, EDC had two aspects. The larger was a long step toward European unity. As such,...

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