FOREIGN RELATIONS: The New Role for NATO

"We are at a point in time when important events occurring in rapid succession change the scene. It seems that this second postwar decade upon which we have entered will mark a new phase in the struggle between the forces of despotism and the forces of freedom." So declared Secretary of State John Foster Dulles this week, as he proposed a major next step in Western foreign policy: the transformation of the 15-nation North Atlantic Treaty Organization from a defense pact into a pregnant next "phase" that could conceivably make it an instrument for...

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