NATO: The Cost of Moving

France's North Atlantic Treaty partners have long since resigned themselves to a breakup in the family provoked by Charles de Gaulle. Many thought he would disavow the treaty—or, at the very least, insist on NATO's complete overhaul and reform. But last week, in letters penned by the master of the Elysée in his long, sloping hand and sent to President Johnson and other NATO-country chiefs, De Gaulle at last spelled out his concept of a separation agreement. It turned out that he had in mind neither a complete divorce nor a fresh...

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