France: Hawk in Socialist Feathers

Mitterrand backs a strong military in tandem with U.S. policy

Hour after hour they paraded down the boulevards of Europe's major capitals, some 200,000 in Brussels (the largest demonstration in the city since World War II), almost 200,000 in London, another 200,000 in Rome, taking to the streets to oppose deployment of new U.S. nuclear missiles in Europe. The smallest turnout was in Paris, where only 40,000 marched, a reflection of the fact that France remains on the periphery of the peace movement that is rising across the Continent. The Communists were the only major party supporting the protest, and President...

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