To the statesmen of its 13 North Atlantic allies assembled in Paris, the U.S. this week spoke with measured bluntness. Unless the French Assembly acts within a few months to approve the European Army, said U.S. Secretary of State John Foster Dulles, there will be "an agonizing reappraisal" by the U.S. of its basic policy in Europe.

The implication was plain: continued delay in formation of the six-nation European Army (including twelve West German divisions) might mean withdrawal of U.S. forces from the Continent. His warning and his urgency reflect the U.S....

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