National Affairs: Dulles to Formosa

FOREIGN RELATION

"I have made no secret of the fact that in the past the U.S. has been inclined to feel that the troops [on Quemoy and Matsu] were excessive for the needs of the situation," said Secretary of State John Foster Dulles in press conference last week. "But the Republic of China holds its views, and, after all, it is its territory that is primarily involved." Tacking back to the rhumb-line course of policy in the teeth of the continuing foreign policy storm at home* and the uncertain cease-fire calm in the Formosa Strait, Dulles criticized the...

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