Canada: Nuclear Impasse

"Should war come," Prime Minister John Diefenbaker demanded rhetorically last week, "are we going to arm Canadians with bows and arrows?" If that sounded as if Tory Diefenbaker was at last ready to end his long indecision on whether to arm Canada's two Bomarc-B antiaircraft bases with nuclear warheads, it proved not to be. Canada prefers to leave its missiles unarmed, said Diefenbaker, and itself free to lobby for disarmament without the stain of nuclear arms on its own hands. In the event of war, the Prime Minister went on, claiming the best of two...

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