THE NATION: Mobilizing the Energies

By any reckoning of physical assets, the free world has always had a preponderant advantage in plant, power and equipment over the Communist world. What the free world lacked in the cold war was a genuine harnessing of its energies. Last week the Eisenhower Administration got the harnessing well under way.

President Eisenhower's State of the Union speech (TIME, Feb. 9) outlined the areas for action. Eisenhower's order removing the U.S. Seventh Fleet as a formal barrier to Chinese Nationalist attacks on the Communist mainland provoked some Democratic questions in Congress, but at the very minimum succeeded in getting both...

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