THE NATIONS: It's Official

For many weeks there have been rumors that Britain and the U.S. were trying to reach some agreement on the standardization of arms, so that either could use the other's weapons in case of war. For an approximately equal number of weeks Communists in both countries have complained that a secret military alliance was in the making. This week the U.S. and Britain officially admitted that arms standardization talks (including Canada) were under way, but denied that any agreements would constitute a military alliance against Russia. "Economy and efficiency" were given as the goal. Results so far: not disclosed.

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