NATO: The British Game

High in the balmy skies over Naples this week, planes from the U.S. Sixth Fleet will proudly spell out the word NATO. In the ancient German garrison town of Mainz, detachments from NATO armies will march in a grosser Zapfenstreich—the torchlight parade that is the German army's version of Britain's famed tattoo. In Washington the foreign ministers of the Atlantic nations are scheduled to sit around a V-shaped table to hear a speech from NATO's first commander, Dwight D. Eisenhower.

NATO is ten years old this week—and the occasion would normally be...

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