THE NATION: Counterthrust in the Pacific

For month after endless month, the cause of freedom had been on the retreat in the Far East. There was truce without victory in Korea, then armistice with defeat in Indo-China. Flushed with success, the Chinese Communists began to reach out for more, boldly attacking Nationalist-held stepping-stone islands between the China mainland and For mosa. Meanwhile, the diplomatic offensive for the recognition of Red China drew more and more support from certain U.S. allies. Last week the U.S. completed a diplomatic counterthrust.

In a reception room on the fifth floor of the State Department building in Washington, the U.S. Secretary of...

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