GREAT BRITAIN: Atomic Guarantee

Britain gave notice last week that it is, and intends to remain, one of the Big Three atomic powers. In a White Paper presented to the House of Commons, Defense Minister Lord Alexander announced that British-made atomic weapons, including atomic bombs, are being delivered to the British forces, and that the Royal Air Force is building a fleet of strategic bombers, "capable of using the atomic weapon to the fullest extent."

Alexander's statement, greeted with loud hurrahs in the London press, gave practical effect in Britain to the same "New Look" defense philosophy which atomic air power — and the...

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