International: Not Half Measures

The West Germans grumped about the impasse in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization over German rearmament: ". . . Strengthens the unrest in Germany and gives nourishment [to the Communists]," complained Chancellor Konrad Adenauer. NATO's indecision also encouraged some politicking by Adenauer's chief rival, Socialist Boss Kurt Schumacher, who demanded guarantees of German security before Germany contributed to West Europe's defense.

U.S. High Commissioner John J. McCloy felt last week that it was time for Americans to say a word or two. In the High Commission's German-language Neue Zeitung appeared a blunt statement of the High Commission's views. It was addressed both...

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