FOREIGN RELATIONS: The Hard Line (Contd.)

While the U.S. was enjoying its peaceful, prosperous summer, two facts came clear about Communist diplomacy 1957. These were that 1) the Russians, pouring arms into Syria and ships into the Mediterranean, were back at their old oft-frustrated game of trying to get a foothold in the Middle East; and 2) they wanted no part of effective disarmament, a point proved when they turned down the West's latest and most moderate disarmament proposals—and instead brandished their first test-model intercontinental ballistic missile.

Last week Secretary of State Dulles got up before the opening general debate of the U.N. General Assembly (see...

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