FOREIGN POLICY: A Buoyant President Heads for Europe

Facing a quick-stop itinerary that would daunt the most energetic traveler and a full agenda that would challenge even Henry Kissinger's stamina, Gerald Ford this week begins one of the most significant journeys of his presidency. He will spend seven days in Europe, the area of highest foreign policy priority, which has been getting surprisingly low-level attention from the U.S. It will be Ford's first trip there as President, and he regards his European debut as a crucially important opportunity to reassure Western leaders that they can count on the U.S. to come to Europe's defense, despite U.S. losses...

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