Foreign News: Successful Salvage

Beset in advance by their own doubts, and surrounded by the indifference or hostility of other nations looking on, eight nations* signed a mutual defense treaty for Southeast Asia last week—and somewhat to their own surprise found themselves quite impressed by what they had done.

"We are more secure than we were a week ago," said Australia's External Affairs Minister Richard Casey as he fixed his signature to the pact. Others felt the same way. Pakistan's bearded Sir Zafrullah Khan threw himself so heartily into the negotiations and signed the pact so casually...

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