ARMAMENTS: New Partner?

Winston Churchill may fuzz up a debate on economics, but when the subject is military affairs he knows what he is talking about. In the House of Commons last week, Churchill turned his sights on the condition of Britain's armed forces and Germany's role in Western European defense. Said he:

"We still support the government in maintaining . . . compulsory national service ... If Britain were to repudiate national service at this time, as the Liberals propose, it would mean, in my opinion, the downfall of the whole defensive structure embodied in the Brussels Treaty and in the Atlantic...

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