THE. NATIONS: The Alternatives


The U.N. disaster in Korea faced the free world with a dreadful set of choices (see WAR IN ASIA). What were the policy alternatives open to the U.S. and its allies?

Course No. I. They could conclude that there was no more chance of avoiding or postponing World War III. They could begin dropping atomic bombs on the center of World Communist aggression—Russia—and take the feeble measures now available to minimize Russian retaliation. There is little chance that such measures could 1) stave off Russian atomic bombing of the U.S., perhaps of...

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