THE NATIONS: From the Debris

Returning from the wrecked summit, the West's leaders seemed heavily aware of trouble to come. President Eisenhower warned of new irritations, new incidents that can be more than annoying. In London, Prime Minister Harold Macmillan spoke of shock and disappointment, of threats and dangers, and concluded darkly: "The period ahead may be one of retrogression."

But the final result of Nikita Khrushchev's brutal behavior at the summit conference was to pull the Western alliance together. There were other side effects. Charles de Gaulle earned Ike's heartfelt gratitude by supporting him every step...

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