U.S. At War: The U. S. Regrets . . .

Some day it may be too late for the U.S. to get itself an international air policy.

A U.S.-British-Russian-Canadian air conference was scheduled to take place in Washington in the third week of March. The third week came and went with no conference—but plenty of conjecture.

Ring around the Rosy. The scheduled meetings were supposed to be mere preliminaries leading up to a full-dress United Nations conference. But the preliminaries to the preliminaries turned out to be a caricature of the minuetlike delicacy with which diplomats approach foreign affairs. Stages in the ring-around-the-rosy:

¶ Last October, Britain, with much fanfare, called an...

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