CANADA: Joint Defenders

In any future attack by manned bombers on the North American continent, U.S. defenders would hope to engage the enemy with fighters and missiles far to the north of the U.S., over the Canadian Arctic. Last week, in a grave speech to the House of Commons in Ottawa, Tory Prime Minister John Diefenbaker cleared the way for an almost total merger of Canada's air defenses with those of the U.S.

For reasons rooted in economy as well as military necessity, Diefenbaker called off development of the CF-105 Arrow, a 1,500-m.p.h. interceptor designed and...

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