The Hemisphere: The Great Tomorrow Country

IF there is a third world war," the U.S.'s late great General Henry H. ("Hap") Arnold once observed, "its strategic center will be the North Pole." Last week, as the brief northern summer edged into Canada's high Arctic, Canada and the U.S. were busy pushing their strategic frontiers closer to the North Pole. At Churchill and Frobisher Bay, three hours' jet flight from the Pole, growling bulldozers lengthened runways to accommodate the Strategic Air Command's jet tankers. At remote island outposts, stevedoring crews labored through the pale summer nights to put ashore the...

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