NATO: Substantial Achievement

NATO Substantial Achievement In Lisbon's sunny setting, the top diplomats of the free world last week burst out with unexpected optimism. "Dawn is breaking," said Dean Acheson of the U.S., "and a new day is dawning for all of us." Proclaimed Britain's Anthony Eden: "The beginning of a new era."

They had gathered in Lisbon for the ninth meeting of the North Atlantic Alliance. Perhaps the dark they had just been through made them overeager to proclaim the dawn. Yet their optimism was also grounded in substantial achievement. Without bickering or hesitation, the...

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