From June 3 to July 3
Admiral Pratt on Naval Parleys.—Of chief interest in the July number of the quarterly Foreign Affairs is the leading article by Rear Admiral William V. Pratt on “The Setting for the 1935 Naval Conference.” In his article, emphasis is placed on the point that “the movement to stabilize peace by limitation . . . will never get under way successfully until military and air power enter the discussion on the same basis as sea power.” Thus far the only real steps toward limitation have been in naval armament. Admiral Pratt regards as futile any attempt to distinguish between offensive and defensive types or weapons. He points out also that though there have been many disagreements over technical matters, it is political not technical problems that offer the chief obstacles to naval agreement.