TITLE

London Dispatch The Defense Tangle

AUTHOR(S)
Healey, Denis
PUB. DATE
December 1954
SOURCE
New Republic;12/27/54, Vol. 131 Issue 26, p5
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article reports that the combination of cold war commitments with the need to maintain atomic deterrents against a hot war has severely overloaded the defense machinery of the Western world. Britain is just beginning to realize the nature of her problems in this field. Ever since NATO was formed its strategy has been based, not on producing equivalent manpower in Europe to the Soviet bloc, but producing sufficient manpower to compel such concentration of; forces on the Soviet side as will provide vulnerable targets for atomic weapons. At present the West seems to have settled on the assumption that atomic weapons are still the main deterrent against world war, but that conventional weapons are the main deterrent against local aggression, as in Korea.
ACCESSION #
14493815

 

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