NATO: Remodeling the Club

NATO Headlines rarely surround the meetings of the foreign ministers of the 15 NATO nations who often seem to be the talking, as opposed to the military, branch of NATO. But as the foreign ministers gathered in Paris this week, a rare expectancy was in the air. NATO's leading nation had at last accepted the proposition put forward long ago by Canada's "Mike" Pearson and Italy's Giovanni Gronchi—that NATO should broaden its strictly military base and serve as the free world's chosen instrument in politics and economics.

Beyond accepting this premise, John Foster Dulles himself seemed a little vague on...

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