NATO: Atomic Strategy

The strong words of John Foster Dulles dominated the news from Paris. Almost lost in the political reverberation were the conclusions of the military men of NATO, who found themselves "generally satisfied" with NATO's progress to date.

The year's commitments of troops, equipment and construction had been about 95% met. The NATO armies now boast about 50 land divisions considered "ready"—that is, on duty now or mobilizable within 30 days. If EDC were passed, NATO could then count on adding twelve West German divisions to the total.

Actually, the present land strength is some 30% less than the goal set when...

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