GERMANY: Getting Warmer?

"It has a much warmer sound," said Chancellor Konrad Adenauer, speaking of the Big Three communique on Germany. But it did not have a very decisive sound. Its most important note was a flat announcement that the Big Three would consider any attack on Western Germany or on Berlin as an attack on themselves. This had in fact been Western policy for two years, but the black-on-white announcement heartened West Germany.

The communique was vague on the most fateful problem that had been before the Foreign Ministers in New York: the U.S. proposal to incorporate German units in a Western...

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