The U.S. had stopped kidding itself. The hard facts were plain enough now: dollars alone would not stop the Russians. But realization was one thing. Doing something about it was another. The urgent question for the U.S. now was: Where do we go from here?

In Washington there was still sharp disagreement. The Administration had not yet denned the point at which the U.S. might have to use force or watch all its policies go down the drain. The military had. They argued that the U.S. should draw a definite line, to be...

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