THE NATION: Small Progress

Week after week one question stands at the top of the nation's agenda: Is the U.S. finding a way to deal with the Communist advance? Last week brought some progress—but not much.

After shooting down two Chinese Communist fighter planes, the U.S. naval force in the South China Sea was ordered to give up its search for survivors of the British airliner destroyed by the Reds. In Britain and France the downing of the Red planes brought reactions unfavorable to the U.S., but in Asia it went a small way to retrieve the loss of face that the U.S. suffered...

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