NATO: Operation Mainbrace

The enemy armies from the east have overrun the plains of Western Germany and are pouring into Denmark. General Ridgway's armies are holding along the Kiel Canal, but the enemy has already penetrated northern Norway and is threatening to send an amphibious landing force around the North Cape.

This is the fictitious situation set for Operation Mainbrace, NATO's first big naval exercise. Mainbrace was conceived last year by General Eisenhower to convince NATO's Scandinavian members (Norway and Denmark) that their lands can be defended in the event of war with Russia. One morning last week, 85 men-of-war (including the U.S....

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