International: Without Program

Last week, while the arms-laden Exilona sailed past them into nearby Naples Bay, 100 Christian Democrats of 15 nations met in the mountainous coastal town of Sorrento, to debate the political defense of Western Europe. Some of the delegates, led by the Italians, hoped to arrive at more definite conclusions than former meetings had achieved. Particularly, they hoped for Christian Democratic agreement on full admission of Western Germany to the political and military efforts of Europe's non-Communist nations.

The unofficial representatives of France's Mouvement Républicain Populaire held out firmly against full collaboration with Western Germany. Said one French delegate: "If all...

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