FOREIGN RELATIONS: The Tiger's Strength

During his 30-minute radio-television report on Asia last week, Secretary of State John Foster Dulles did not once mention the words that commentators and headline-writers were straining to hear: Quemoy and Matsu. But while he left open the specific question of U.S. defense of these little Nationalist-held islands off Red China's coast, Dulles outlined a general principle of U.S. Asian policy of tremendous implication. The U.S. fully intends to protect the free nations of Southeast Asia and the Western Pacific against Communist attack, and is well aware that it may have to go...

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