THE PACIFIC: Communists on the Docks

The free world's greatest strategic asset in its struggle against onrushing Communism in Asia is control of the Pacific Ocean. In war, this control would be challenged and limited by Russian submarines. In peace (and perhaps in war), it is challenged and limited by Communist control of longshoremen's unions on the U.S. and Canadian West Coast, in Hawaii, in New Zealand and in Australia. In all these areas, the Communists shelter behind the English-speaking peoples' guarantees of personal and political liberty.

Communist Harry Bridges (whose International Longshoremen's and Warehousemen's Union controls dock work in San Francisco, Hawaii, the U.S. Northwest and...

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