BATTLE OF THE DESERT: Message from Libya

At last the real issue is clear. For years the incompetence of generals, of air marshals, of the War Office mind has found refuge behind the lame excuse of inadequate equipment. . . . Now they have had their chance. . . . They had mastery of the air, of the sea, and superiority of numbers at the decisive moments. And they lost.

Thus last week did London's leftist weekly Tribune react to the news that the British Imperial Army was retreating in Libya. To the worried British Government, this blast had a...