International: I Have Something Here

The French cabinet listened attentively as Foreign Minister Robert Schuman reported a conversation he had had the day before with U.S. Secretary of State Dean Acheson. The Secretary, on his way to the London conference, had in effect said that Western Europe had bet ter get going in its conduct of the cold war and it had better lift its defenses out of the blueprint stage. As Schuman interpreted the Secretary's views, Acheson meant that everyone would have to make real sacrifices for a real defense system—and a real defense would be impossible...

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