ATOMIC AGE: Urgent Shriek

Are there any atomic bombs in existence (assuming that Russia has none) outside the U.S.? This explosive question has been the subject of hole-&-corner discussions in at least three capitals—London, Washington, Ottawa—for months. Some time ago it was rumored that Britain had obtained atomic bombs from the U.S. for stockpiling in the United Kingdom. The rumor proved false. It was also whispered that the U.S. carrier Franklin D. Roosevelt, on its recent visit to the eastern Mediterranean, had The Bomb on board. That one also proved untrue.

The British first asked the U.S. for...

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