GERMANY: What Adenauer Wants

Before High Commissioner John J. McCloy took off for the U.S., where he will sit in on the Big Three Foreign Ministers' conference scheduled to open next week in New York City, Chancellor Konrad Adenauer handed him two notes. They contained requests from West Germany which will be submitted to the ministers. In one note, Adenauer asked that the Occupation Statute be revised so as to give West Germany more independence. In his second note, Adenauer tackled the far more crucial question of West Germany's defense.

This is what Adenauer considers essential to the West German security: 1) a German...

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