The Presidency by Hugh Sidey: Symbols of War and Peace

After the sea and the land, the air and outer space became America's frontiers. And so they remain. What happens in future international struggles in politics and economics will depend in an important way on U.S. ascendancy in air and space, the vigor of the industry that produces new machines and the vision of a President in regulating peaceful transport, nurturing exploration and employing new weapons.

During the past two weeks the 34th Paris Air Show, sponsored by French industry, has been a fascinating arena of benign contention: symbols of war and...

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