NATO: We're Gaining

The purpose of the European Army is to link German arms with those of five of her neighbors, and thus to guard against a revival of German militarism. The other five are already joined together in NATO, where the armies of 14 countries serve side by side. Last week, on a visit to the U.S., General Alfred M. Gruenther, NATO's Chief of Staff, issued a cheerful progress report on this mighty coalition. Said he:

"We're no longer a pushover. We're gaining. We are better off than a year ago and infinitely better off than two years ago. There are still problems...

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