NATO: Two for One

A major headache in organizing the defense of Europe is the sticky problem of who is to boss whom. When Matt Ridgway took over as NATO's supreme commander last spring, all allied fighting forces in southern Europe were under the nominal command of his subordinate, U.S. Admiral Robert B. ("Mick") Carney. Since Carney's land forces were all Italian, an Italian general, Maurizio de Castiglione, who fought under Rommel in North Africa, was appointed to head them. But the fighting men of Turkey and Greece, newly admitted last February to NATO's forces, refused point-blank to take orders from an Italian....

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