NATO: Old Flexible

From the moment the NATO Prime Ministers met for a post-Sputnik conference in Paris last December, it became part of Western European belief that their deliberations constituted a famous victory over John Foster Dulles by the forces of reason. At Paris, so the legend went, the farsighted statesmen of Europe finally overrode Dulles' pathologic distrust of Communists, began to push him, kicking and protesting, toward the one thing that might relieve world tensions—a summit conference with the Russians.

But last week, as 15 NATO foreign ministers wound up a three-day meeting in Copenhagen's Christiansborg Palace, strange new sounds filled...

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