ASIA: Call for Unity

Most of Asia's old & new nations have yet to grasp the wisdom of Benjamin Franklin's advice: better to hang together than to hang separately. The Philippines' President Elpidio Quirino, long a stout advocate of a Pacific alliance modeled after NATO, has got nowhere, partly because the U.S. wants to delay such an alliance, and partly because Indonesia's leaders, like India's, still dream of a Third Force position between the Communist and the anti-Communist worlds. Recently, two young Filipino veterans, Jaime Ferrer and Eleuterio Adevoso, had an idea: Why not bring Southeast...

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