THE NATIONS: The Grey Zone

The shape of SHAPE needed changing. That was what Dwight Eisenhower was brought back to discuss (see NATIONAL AFFAIRS). A drastic scaling down of the West's ambitious North Atlantic defense program was in the making.

As originally conceived, NATO was to grow by 1954 into an international army of 60 up-to-date divisions and necessary air units. The U.S. was to provide most of the money and tools and some of the men; the Western Europeans were to provide most of the men, some of the arms, all of the bases. The planned result:...

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