GREAT BRITAIN: Wastebasket Defense

After making a careful reappraisal of Soviet war potential, Sir Anthony Eden's military advisers came to a gloomy conclusion. They have now revised from ten years to five their estimate of the time it will take before Russian industrial strength reaches the point where the Communists may again be tempted to violent global conquest. Last week the Commons debated the government's preparations for war—old-style or nuclear#151; and found the country's defense ragged.

Outlining plans to spend $4.3 billion this year ($32.2 million more than in 1955), Sir Walter Monckton, a wealthy and urbane lawyer, ran into heavy going in his...

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