STRATEGY: Near War Standards

The Mediterranean is not the most important area in the conflict between the West and Russia; it ranks after Germany (where the U.S. and Britain are gaining ground) and after China (where Communist success continues). Nevertheless, last week's big power news focused sharply on the Mediterranean; Russia's instruments were probing more & more aggressively for weaknesses in the West's position.

Sleeves Up. Italian Communists, rolling up their sleeves after a Party Congress in Milan, called strikes of workers ranging from stevedores to tax collectors. Embattled Greece was marking time—but fearful that...

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