THE NATION: Command Decision

While the rest of the U.S. had its eyes on Korea, the nation's top strategy planners were spending much of their time looking the other way. This week their eyes were on Europe.

It was Secretary of State Dean Acheson who turned their heads. The main battleground, he argued, is not in Asia, where the shooting is, but in Europe, where the balance of world power is. And in its present state of unreadiness, Western Europe could be overrun any time Russia decided to march her gigantic land army westward.

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