Foreign correspondent for the Chicago Daily News here presents the case for permanent possession of bases overseas as a guarantee of American security. He sets his argument in a broader argument for international policy which demands a U.S.A. strategically sound. He raises the question of costs, of the importance of such bases over more alliances, of their value against potential enemies, of the impossibility of our denying our own place as a world power and retiring into isolationism, of security depending on permanent possession. A plea for constant vigilance, so that the inertia which already showing itself cannot lose us our rightful place. Well-argued and ably presented brief for the case.