Editorial Note

Upon his arrival at Washington National Airport on February 9, Dulles gave a brief summary of the results of his trip to Western Europe including a strong statement of support for the European Defense Community. For the text of this statement, see the Department of State Bulletin, February 23, 1953, pages 289–290. Three days later on Thursday, February 12, Dulles addressed the nation over radio and television networks to report on his trip and to give his impressions of the European unity movement. For the text of this address, see ibid., pages 287–289.