NATO: Walks of Humility

Answering a question by Winston Churchill, Prime Minister Attlee said last week in the House of Commons that an American had been chosen as NATO's Supreme Sea Commander, Atlantic. Attlee seemed surprised that this statement brought down upon him a storm of protest from Laborites as well as Tories.

Demanded Churchill: "Were there no British admirals capable of discharging these functions? Does not Britain lie at the very key of all communications across the Atlantic with Europe? Are not the sea approaches to our island in the event of submarine attack vital to our life?"

Said Attlee: "In an organization of...

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