CANADA: Comparable Contribution

After months of listening in pained and piqued silence, Ottawa formally replied last week to persistent U.S. complaints that Canada is not pulling a full oar in Western defense. At the Commercial Club of Chicago, Canada's Trade & Commerce Minister C. D. Howe told an audience of businessmen exactly what Canada's contribution to Western defense is:

¶ A projected three-year defense expenditure of $5 billion.

¶Three destroyers, an R.C.A.F. transport squadron, a 6,000-man brigade for Korea.

¶ Another brigade, eleven fighter squadrons, weapons for about four divisions for NATO.

¶A projected navy of 100 ships (present strength: 40), with reinforced air...

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