THE NATION: Developing the New NATO

"The time has come to advance NATO from its initial phase into the totality of its meaning," said Secretary of State John Foster Dulles. "Let us exalt freedom by showing better what freedom can do." Thus, a scant six weeks ago, the U.S. signaled a major new direction in foreign policy. By last week the State Department had set up a six-man staff that was hard at work translating Dulles' challenging words into some specific proposals. The U.S. aim is to gather the 15 NATO nations into a new regional association under the U.N. Charter, roughly similar to the...

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