COLD WAR: Ties That Bind

"I say without hesitation and without excuse that this is a turning point in history," Britain's Prime Minister Harold Macmillan told the House of Commons. "Never has the-threat of Soviet Communism been so great, or the need for countries to organize-themselves against it."

Nobody was reaching for the door. Instead, the British and the other allies seized the opportunity provided by the new U.S. recognition of interdependence to bind the U.S. more firmly to Europe and to pull themselves closer together. "The American people are no longer confident that even their great country can do everything for itself, without allies,...

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