ARMED FORCES: The Power For Now

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In the shifting dynamics of the cold war, the Kremlin, oft-defeated, is turning to a new offensive technique: "missile diplomacy." Every day of every week Moscow rolls out pronouncements about the successes of its experiments with intercontinental ballistic missiles. In the day of the missile, says Russia's Boss Nikita Khrushchev, Europe might become "a veritable cemetery," and the U.S. is "just as vulnerable." His own recurring theme, tossed off at cocktail parties, pounded home by Moscow radio and repeated last week: "Bombers are useless, compared to rockets."

Khrushchev's line, backed...

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