THE NATION: Years of Opportunity

Sir Winston Churchill in the House of Commons last week clothed common sense with eloquence to align Britain with U.S. policy on the use of hydrogen bombs as a major deterrent against Communism. As he cast up the atomic probabilities of the future (see FOREIGN NEWS), he emphasized that the U.S. still has an enormous superiority over the Communists in hydrogen bombs—and the Communists probably will not catch up for three or four years.

The question that Churchill's speech left vibrating in the air was: What will the free nations do-with those three or four years? Even as Churchill was...

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