National Affairs: Unanimous Determination

In the fine print of the epochal NATO Treaty signed by twelve nations in Washington in 1949, was the provision that any NATO member could come back in ten years to suggest changes in the treaty structure. Last week, as the NATO Council got together in conference rooms and on the flag-banked platform of Washington's Departmental Auditorium, nobody suggested that a single comma of the original treaty ought to be changed.

NATO had had its ups and downs in the ten years, had short-fallen on some of its military ambitions and hopes for...

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