THE NATION: State of the Union

Beyond men, missiles, nuclear weapons and foreign aid, what the U.S. has to offer the non-Communist world—and what the non-Communist world asks of the U.S.—is leadership based on strength. It was to meet this need for leadership that the President flew to the NATO conference in Paris last week at the risk of health and thus of his leadership in the longer range. But even as the President waved to cheering crowds from his open car in winter .weather, a symbol of past victories and present challenges, present and future problems stretched as far as eye could see.

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