America and Russia

A mix of confrontation and cooperation marks the superpowers'relations

The six U.S. Senators could hardly believe their ears. At a meeting in Peking last week, China's leaders told a delegation led by Georgia Democrat Sam Nunn that the Communist regime heartily endorses the U.S. military presence in the Far East. The Senators even heard, they said, that an expanded U.S. naval presence in the Western Pacific was "regarded favorably by the Chinese." One Chinese officer told the Americans that he hoped U.S. warships would call at China's ports.

That the U.S. should now be so openly...

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