International: Strength of the West

Over the weekend, 60 B-29s landed in Britain (see cut) and 1,200 U.S. airmen stepped out of them.

The Russians would note their arrival. If they were wise, the Russians would also note the ease with which this air armada was accommodated at British fields and fitted into British air operations. The R.A.F. and the U.S.A.F. are, in fact, essentially one air force. Their war-born union is the forerunner of an Atlantic system of military security.

An Atlantic system means Western Union in Europe, which can only come about with U.S. support and leadership. It also means close meshing of Western European...