International: For Ten Divisions

The financial blueprint for a North Atlantic army began to take form. After four days of high-level haggling in Washington, France and the U.S. reached agreement on what the French would get in U.S. arms and money during the coming year. No specific overall figure was set down, but the understanding is that France (plus Indo-China) will receive between 30% and 40% of the $6 billion appropriated for MDAP.

France undertakes to equip ten divisions by 1951's end. The goal for European defense at the end of 1952 is 60 divisions, including five from the U.S.


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