National Affairs: A Sense of Urgency

One obvious reason why the Russians had trumped up the Berlin crisis was because EGA was already a going concern. Last week EGA Administrator Paul Hoffman left for Paris. His mission was to see that EGA worked better still.

The Organization for European Economic Cooperation (OEEC), in particular, was not performing as well as Administrator Hoffman would like. It was staffed by civil servants who had to refer every decision back to their governments. When it came to cracking down on their own countries' needs, individuals on OEEC's committees could never forget their nationalities. In an Embassy press conference, Hoffman told reporters:...

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