STRATEGY: Turn of the Screw

The age of missile warfare arrived in Western Europe last week, unheralded and unannounced, but not unnoticed. The first to notice it, understandably enough, were the Russians.

During the Anglo-French invasion of Suez, Soviet Premier Nikolai Bulganin had pointedly reminded Britain that it was within range of Russian missiles ("There are countries now which need not have sent a navy or air force to the coasts of Britain, but could have used other means, such as rocket technique"). The same warning may soon be made to Russia itself. The Eisenhower-Macmillan Bermuda agreement to provide Britain with U.S.-supplied missiles (TIME, April...

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