On the first anniversary of his
appointment to supreme command of the West's European defense effort,
General Dwight Eisenhower assembled 100 newspapermen at SHAPE
headquarters last week for a progress report. He talked so candidly and
earnestly that his remarks were held under wraps for 24 hours while
SHAPE screened and smoothed them.
When Ike's words were released, they showed that the Supreme Commander
had been transformed in one year from a skeptic about European
economic-political unity (at its first mention, he called the European
army a "horrible idea") into its most persuasive champion.
Hard, Cold Fact. "We are in a new...
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