National Affairs: An Atlantic Policy

Behind him in Paris, Dwight Eisenhower left his own brief, restrained assessment of what he and the other leaders of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization had achieved. "The decisions promise far-reaching results," he said, "and should make war less likely and peace more sure. Now we must carry forward the results of deliberations here."

This was a sound and sober analysis of the results of the NATO meeting (see THE PARIS CONFERENCE). The leaders of NATO had agreed unanimously to arm the Atlantic Alliance with history's most powerful weapons despite the Kremlin's threats that this could bring their extinction; they also had...

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