The Allies: After Nassau

In December 1960. the U.S. first proposed to help NATO develop its own nuclear strike force. But Europe made no attempt to devise a plan. Last week, as they studied the Nassau accord between President Kennedy and Prime Minister Macmillan. Europeans saw emerging the first outlines of the nuclear NATO that the U.S. wants and will support.

It all sprang from the Anglo-U.S. crisis over cancellation of the bug-ridden Skybolt missile, and the U.S. offer to supply Britain and France with the proved Polaris (TIME, Dec. 28). The one Allied leader who...

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