GREAT BRITAIN: Belated Conversion

Prime Minister Clement Attlee told a packed House of Commons last week what the government proposed to do about defense. Said Attlee: "We, in common with our Allies of the North Atlantic pact, were approached by the United States . . . and we were asked what we could undertake. Our reply was that it was physically possible for us to undertake a program which would . . . increase defense expenditure to a total of £3,600,000,000 [$10,080,000,000] in the next three years."

Peering through gold-rimmed spectacles, Attlee faced a tense, silent House,...

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