NATO: Stretch-Out

Gathering in Paris' Palais de Chaillot last week for the first full-dress NATO meeting since the change of administration in Washington, diplomats of the North Atlantic alliance thought they scented some changes in U.S. policy. They were quite right.

"We do bring a somewhat fresh point of view." said U.S. Secretary of State John Foster Dulles. "We believe that it is important to operate NATO for the long pull, rather than merely for the short-range pull."

Creaking Economies. What was "fresh" was not the point of view but the U.S.'s acceptance of it. For the four years of NATO's muscle-stretching, budget-straining...

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