The U.S., like a pilot in fog, is still groping toward a postwar air policy. To help find the American way in the air, the National Association of Manufacturers spoke up last week. It came out flatly for a postwar policy of: 1) freedom of the air; 2) free competition among U.S. international airlines.

By freedom of the air, the N.A.M. had in mind something like freedom of the seas—i.e., the "free air" would end at the borders of each country. Thus planes of all nations in international commerce would have equal landing...

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