THE ALLIES: Setting the Pace

"Where does the power lie in this alliance?" demanded a senior U.S. official last week. Firmly he answered himself: "It rests here in Washington." But the need for asking the question was as significant as the confident answer. For, to judge by the news last week, the pace, perhaps even the policy of the alliance, was being set, if anywhere, in the office of the President of France.

With supreme confidence, as if contrary views had been considered by him and then rejected, De Gaulle last week laid out his winter schedule. Nikita Khrushchev would arrive...

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