STRATEGY: Ring Around Russia

Last week brought good news of air bases for the West's air arm: ¶The U.S. Air Force announced conclusion of an agreement with France to build five permanent air bases and a permanent headquarters for the Strategic Air Command's 5th Air Division in Morocco. From Britain, an unrevealed number of B50 medium bombers flew to the new bases (see map) described as "under development." ¶The U.S. reached agreement with Saudi Arabia to use its huge U.S.-built Dhahran Airfield for the next five years. Hitherto, the U.S. has had only year-to-year agreements....

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