National Affairs: SPEAKING OF DIVISIONS

This is a full U.S. infantry division (Pennsylvania's 28th, National Guard). How many such divisions can the Western allies muster against Russia's 175 divisions? Despite Eisenhower's reluctance to give a specific answer, some facts & figures are available. The following is a catalogue of the twelve NATO nations' ground strength, based on the rough & ready available figures—and on estimates, guesses and hopes:

Britain: Spending 21% of her budget* for defense, will increase to 33⅓%. Under arms: 800,000 men, 7½ divisions spread around the world. Available to NATO: 2 divisions now, 2½ more by 1952. Equipment: mostly World War II design. Best...

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