STRATEGY: To Darkest Africa

Modern weapons (guided missiles with or without atomic warheads) have made the British Isles indefensible against a power holding the Continent. Looking far ahead, military men (who must visualize World War III even as statesmen struggle with the peace) realize that the U.S.British defense system must find other strategic strong points. In a stratospheric rocket war, the best offense may be a deep defense.

Last week, as Britain's political leaders reaffirmed the bonds linking Britain and the U.S. (see above), her strategists in London were reorienting to a global defense centered on...

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