International: Two-in-One Oil

The policymakers of NATO agreed last week on a special formula for ending two years of Anglo-American friction over command of NATO forces in the vital Mediterranean area. The solution was a kind of two-in-one oil: Britain and the U.S. will share joint command in the area, subject to the higher authority of NATO's Supreme Commander Matthew B. Ridgway.

The U.S. keeps command of its own Sixth Fleet (largest in the area) under Admiral Robert B. ("Mick") Carney, with responsibility for delivering the atomic bomb and supporting land operations. Britain keeps command of its...

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