FOREIGN RELATIONS: Vice President Abroad

Across the Pacific to Manila and Saigon and Taipei last week went the Vice President of the U.S. on a two-point assignment. Face to face with Asian leaders, Richard Nixon elucidated the U.S. position that collective security is wiser than neutralism. To anxious allies, he conveyed high-level assurance that the Geneva discussions between the U.S. and Red China portend no basic change in this country's attitude toward Asia.

In Manila for the shared Independence Day of the U.S. and the Philippine Republic, Nixon pooled the anniversaries—the 180th for the U.S. and the tenth for the Philippines—and referred to "190...

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