NATO: Progress at Ottawa

NATO Progress at Ottawa In six busy days, the NATO Council meeting at Ottawa:

¶ Unanimously decided to admit Greece and Turkey into the North Atlantic alliance. If ratified by all member governments, this action will add about 30 divisions, now under arms, to the West's fighting strength. As the U.S.'s General Omar Bradley put it: "You need the Mediterranean to defend Europe, and you need Greece and Turkey to defend the Mediterranean."

¶Listened to (but postponed action on) an urgent report from General Dwight Eisenhower, warning that NATO is not mobilizing fast enough to meet its defense target by 1954. The...

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