NATO: Noblesse Oblige

It may well cost the U.S. $1 billion to move its forces out of France in compliance with Charles de Gaulle's eviction notice to NATO. Last week pressure was on to raise the cost still more.

Some 18,000 Frenchmen who will be left jobless by the U.S. pull-out dubbed themselves "the National Committee for the Defense of Employees of Allied Bases" and registered a formal demand for severance pay equal to one month's salary for each year of service.

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