NATO: The View at the Summit

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Next week, in the drafty, shabby-modern building in Paris that is NATO headquarters, the leaders of 15 nations will gather at the call of President Dwight Eisenhower and Britain's Prime Minister Macmillan to examine their alliance and to consider its posture in the face of the gravest threat it has ever confronted. Not since Versailles will so many heads of Western governments have gathered in such portentous conclave.

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