We have already established such a defense pact for the
Western Hemisphere by the treaty of Rio de Janeiro.
The primary purpoHe of thePJe agreements is to provide
unmistakable proof of the joint determination of the free
countries to resist armed attack from any quarter. Every
country participating in these arrangements must contribute
all it can to the common defen!e.
If we can make it sufficiently clear, in advance, that any
armed attack affecting our national security...