CANADA: Respect Through Strength

For a few hours last week, a tight feeling of crisis hung over Esquimalt naval base on Vancouver Island. Wives and sweethearts gathered for tearful farewells as the destroyers Cayuga, Athabaskan and Sioux slipped their moorings and headed into the straits bound for Pearl Harbor. The Canadian government had put them at the disposal of General Douglas MacArthur for use in the Korean war.

Across the Dominion, most people seemed stolidly unperturbed. With holiday plans or crop prospects to think about, Canadians felt far away from Korea. But there was calm agreement that the time had come at last to...

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