International: Troubled Rock

Anglo-American unity is the rock of the free world. Nonetheless, for some months now, angry seas of recrimination have buffeted and broken against that rock.

On the U.S. side, the petulance reached a sorry point a fortnight ago when six Newark war veterans sent Prime Minister Clement Attlee a cablegram: "Just in case Mr. Chamberlain didn't leave you his, we are forwarding you an umbrella. It may come in handy in Peking."

On the British side, some of the most barbed taunts and reproaches, as reckless as those of the McCormick press in the U.S.,...