GREAT BRITAIN: Enter the H-Bomb

Britain announced last week that it can and soon will produce its own hydrogen bombs. The decision was announced in a tough-minded White Paper on Defense.

"Communist policies may appear, from time to time, more accommodating. But Communist actions have so far provided no real ground for believing that the threat to the Free World has sensibly diminished," said the white paper. "[Communist] military strength continues to grow at an impressive rate . . . The Soviet Union and her Eastern European satellites have some 6,000,000 men under arms. On the German front,...

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