Foreign Relations: Beyond Skybolt

The sessions began in a dismal political climate. At issue between President Kennedy and Prime Minister Harold Macmillan. meeting in Nassau last week, were questions that went to the nature not only of Anglo-American amity but also of the entire Western alliance. But as the talks broke up at week's end, the sun was peeking through the clouds.

In specific dispute between Kennedy and Macmillan was the all-but-final U.S. decision to scrap the Skybolt missile project (TIME, Dec. 21). The U.S. had promised to supply Britain with at least 100 Skybolts, and the British, with no long-range...

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