THE NATION: Fifteen Years of War?

In scope and in detail the stern demands of the nation's preparation for war —in Korea and whatever lay beyond—were rapidly becoming clear. Leaders of both parties, united in the nation's determination to meet the aggressions of the U.S.S.R. and its satellites, were also in overall agreement on the things that had to be done. Where there were differences they lay in the area of ways & means.

Stuart Symington, chief of economic mobilization, told a Senate committee:

"Members of the international Communist movement will not hesitate to shoot any who stand in their way ... It is now clear that...

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