STRATEGY: If Britain Should Lose

TIME does not ordinarily write about hypothetical cases; it writes about events. But for the U. S. the biggest event of the last ten weeks has been the development of a hypothetical case which suddenly alters the whole outlook for U. S. national security. The article which follows is in no sense a prediction. It explores the immediate problem of U. S. Defense. What the U. S. people choose to do or not to do about the British Fleet is incomparably more important than any other decision they can make about National Defense...

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