World: Sighted Sub

In the face of U.S., British and much domestic opposition, Charles de Gaulle has persisted in forging an independent nuclear force for France. The U.S. just as stubbornly has opposed "the proliferation of national nuclear weapons," even refused some French requests for non-nuclear items that might be used in the delivery of nuclear weapons, e.g., navigational systems for aircraft. Last week De Gaulle achieved something of a breakthrough when Washington announced that it would sell France a nuclear submarine of the Nautilus type.

What caused the U.S. turnabout? Well, went the Washington line, it is not really a turnabout. President Eisenhower first...

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