THE ALLIES: Room of One's Own

In Britain's House of Commons early last month. Foreign Secretary Selwyn Lloyd eloquently restated the arguments that Western leaders have been using for a decade past to justify German rearmament. West Germany today, said Lloyd, is a sworn ally of the West, incapable of the diplomatic and military adventurism of the Germany of Kaiser Wilhelm or Adolf Hitler. Last week, the misgivings his speech was designed to mollify broke out anew when Germany's allies learned that brash, beefy West German Defense Minister Franz-Josef Strauss had been negotiating a sub rosa military agreement...

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