Policy: When to Intervene

Critics of U.S. actions in the Dominican Republic, notably Arkansas' Democratic Senator J. William Fulbright, charge that the U.S. has destroyed the concept of nonintervention and has set a perilous precedent for acting against any Latin American movement into which Communists have insinuated themselves. Last week Under Secretary of State Thomas C. Mann, chief architect of hemisphere policy, set the record straight.

"Nonintervention is a keystone of the structure of the inter-American system," Mann told the Inter-American Press Association in San Diego, Calif.

Nevertheless, the question remains as to what the U.S.,...

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