NATO: The Slowdown

General Matthew B. Ridgway last week made his first public request as NATO Supreme Commander, and next day Echo answered "No."

Neat and crisp in his sharply pressed summer uniform, Ridgway called his first press conference since taking over from Dwight D. Eisenhower. He was firm about one thing: the soldiers under his international command should all be drafted for two years. "The reason is . . . that in this day of numerous and complex weapons, it takes approximately a year to train an individual in standard arms," he said. "Just when a...

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