Foreign News: U.S. AND BRITISH PROMISES TO FRANCE

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"...

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