WEST GERMANY: The Crisis Continues

The lengthy, tension-ridden debate over Chancellor Willy Brandt's Ostpolitik has faced West Germany's Christian Democratic Union with an unhappy dilemma. For nearly two years they have been saying that they would never vote for the Treaties of Moscow and Warsaw, which are essential to Brandt's hopes of easing tensions with Bonn's Communist neighbors. Now that the treaties have been put forward for ratification, however, the C.D.U. does not want to bear the onus of killing them, since the pacts have become the keys to further progress in East-West détente. But Brandt's coalition...

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