To persuade France to pass EDC, the U.S. and Britain last week made formal pledges of support to the six-nation European Army. The promises fall short of fellow membership, but guarantee that in case of trouble, France will not be left alone.
The U.S. promised to: ¶Continue to maintain U.S. armed forces in Europe "while a threat to [the NATO] area exists. . . "
¶Encourage "the closest possible integration" between the European Army, other NATO forces and U.S. forces "with respect to their command, training, tactical support and logistical organization. . . "
¶Seek means for "sharing in greater measure"...