NATO: German Contribution

Reflecting the growing importance of West Germany in the NATO alliance, General Adolf Heusinger, 63, top officer in the German armed forces, was named chairman of the NATO permanent Military Committee in Washington. The Germans also agreed last week to boost their contribution to the cost of NATO facilities (pipelines, depots, etc.) from 13% to 19%, enabling the U.S. to cut its share from 37% to 31%—an estimated annual saving to the U.S. of $15 million.

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