Nation: The Ties That Bind

As far as armaments are concerned, the protests from West Germans that they were about to be left in the lurch by the U.S. hardly came with good grace. Only a few days earlier, U.S. Defense Secretary Robert McNamara, during a whirlwind tour of West German military installations, had signed agreements that bind the U.S. militarily to West Germany more closely than to almost any other nation. Items:

> A joint project to develop a new battle tank for the 1970s. Estimated development costs of $100 million a year would be shared equally.

> Creation of a permanent combined staff to work...

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