Pakistan: Whose Ally?

As U.S. Under Secretary of State George Ball flew in to Rawalpindi last week to express chagrin over Pakistan's budding friendship with Red China, he got a quick and bitter taste of the nation's new mood. No fewer than five Chinese Communist delegations—including poets, pingpong players and trade officials—were getting the welcome treatment from Pakistani officials. Gleefully, the Pakistan press trumpeted the words of one visiting Chinese bard who wrote: "You are on the western coast of the sea and we are on the east. The tidal waves of the ocean roar, and intermingled, we can hear the sound of...

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