The Allies: Crazy but Sensible

"Can a crazy military idea," mused a British Cabinet minister, "ever make good political sense?" Yes indeed, thinks the Kennedy Administration, which is convinced that the plan for a NATO multilateral Polaris fleet with mixed al lied crews is the only practical way to strengthen the Atlantic Alliance while satisfying Europe's eagerness to play a bigger role in their own nuclear defense.

Special Relations. After summer-long consultation with its allies, the Kennedy Administration has reached "preliminary agreement" with enough nations to go ahead with MLF, which would take three years to build. West Germany is already pledged to match the...

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