International: Armed Peace

Moscow is currently waging a loud propaganda campaign designed to demonstrate that the U.S. and Britain endanger the world's peace by maintaining excessively large numbers of troops on foreign soil. Moscow did not mention the fact that Russia still has more soldiers abroad than the U.S. and Britain put together (see map).

Burden on the Masses. Taking his cue from Generalissimo Stalin's recent statement (TIME, Oct. 7), one Dr. Lund, a Moscow radio commentator, last week ironically offered his sympathies to U.S. taxpayers: "Keeping this huge $16 billion military budget . . . will mean a terrible burden on the masses. ....

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