The peace-loving nations of the world, which had tragically demonstrated their inability to prevent World Wars I & II, again showed signs of an inability to head off World War III. They had before them the bloody example of their past failure to unite on a common program. Now, facing the vital necessity for a common program, they were still unable or unwilling to unite.

The central problem was Russia. The appalling lack of political and military liaison so far established by the U.S. and Britain with the U.S.S.R. became more pronounced and...

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