The Allies: The Last Buss

Before retiring as NATO's Supreme Commander in Europe, General Lauris Norstad set out in November to pay his adieus to Europe's statesmen. The farewell was premature, for President Kennedy asked him to stay on temporarily when the Cuban crisis exploded.

Last week, like a diva making her positively final appearance. Norstad once again bade ceremonial leave to his old associates. The warmest and most unexpected leavetaking came from Charles de Gaulle, whose attitude to NATO has not been exactly ardent. At a ceremony in the Court of Honor of the 17th century Hotel des Invalides. General de...

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