WESTERN UNION: On a Tightrope

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The President of the U.S. this week asked Congress for $1,130,000,000 to help arm America's European allies. Said Lieut. General Albert Wedemeyer, U.S. Army Director of Plans & Operations: "This is one of the critical moments of our history. I mean that."

"We Prefer Death." The Military Assistance Program (M.A.P.) faced a far harder fight and a closer vote than the North Atlantic Treaty (see NATIONAL AFFAIRS). Opponents of the arms plan say that it will cost too much, and that it might provoke Soviet Russia to attack. The plan's advocates...

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