International: The Nub of NATO

As the Foreign Ministers of the North Atlantic Pact nations flew home from the Brussels conference last week, they left behind a paper outline for long overdue action.

The first of three immediate steps to be taken was organization of a supreme defense headquarters. By heartfelt, unanimous agreement, the Foreign Ministers put the U.S.'s General Dwight Eisenhower in charge. "I know," said "Ike" Eisenhower, "that it will be a long, hard task." It would be hard but, as Ike well knew, the Russians would decide whether it would be long. As his right hand and chief of staff, he chose an old...

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