CANADA: Last-Minute Revision

Canada and the U.S. reached agreement last week on the all-important issue of how the Canadian forces are to obtain U.S. arms under the Military Assistance Pact. Canada got special treatment for a special reason: of all MAP countries she is the only one ready to pay cash. But the arms deal was no simple buy & sell transaction. Until U.S. concessions opened the way for a settlement, it had seemed that one of the most bitter disputes in years might develop between the two neighbors.

The original U.S. terms were almost completely unacceptable to Canada. She was asked to...

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