FOREIGN RELATIONS: As Day Follows Night

In his headquarters in the peaceful countryside near Paris, NATO's retiring General Alfred M. Gruenther, Supreme Allied Commander in Europe, smiled a bony smile. One big thing still needed to be said publicly to back up the week's U.S. diplomacy. Now Gruenther, with specific White House authority, set about saying it in terms that no Communist geopolitician could misunderstand. "The main purpose and the guiding principle that we always have," he began, "is to deter a war from taking place . . . Probably the outstanding element in the deterrent as of today, the 13th of November, 1956, is...

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