People: Dec. 1, 1961

Unmuzzling himself in a London speech, Britain's General Sir Hugh Stockwell, Deputy Supreme Allied Commander in Europe, brusquely denounced the idea of building NATO into the world's fourth nuclear power—a project dear to the heart of his U.S. chief, Air Force General Lauris Norstad. Snapped Sir Hugh: "I don't believe we should extend this nuclear weapon. Don't let every Tom, Dick and Harry go mucking about with the bloody thing." Then, in a sort of bow to the boss, he came to an abrupt halt: "I am speaking here as Hugh Stockwell. I may...

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