FOREIGN RELATIONS: Contradiction in the Capital

Aside from the mutual security pact with Formosa, U.S. policy in the Far East last week was the object of continued confusion and contradiction in the face of Communist boldness. The boldness crack led out of Peking as the Chinese Communists rejected the U.S. protest against imprisonment of 13 Americans as spies. The confusion and contradiction whirled up and down Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington.

On Capitol Hill, Senate Majority Leader William Knowland demanded a U.S. blockade of China in an effort to force release of the 13. Said Knowland: "We should serve notice on them that no vessel can get in...

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