GERMANY: Red Plan: Phase I

Sooner or later, the day the West had so anxiously hoped (and worked) for would come. The Kremlin would be watching for it too, and would indeed be the first to recognize it for what it was. On that day, the balance, which since World War II had been steadily tipping Russia's way, with the addition of such weights as China and Czechoslovakia (together with the Iron Curtains around them), might start tilting back the other way. What would Russia do then?

During the past year, the leftward tilt of the balance has halted,...

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