National Affairs: Treatment for NATO

"This," declared the U.S. Secretary of State, "will be an important meeting, perhaps the most important such meeting that has been held." Saying this, John Foster Dulles last week stepped aboard a special MATS Constellation and headed for Paris and the semiannual ministerial meeting of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. His own convalescence at an end, Dulles was determined to bring good health to an ailing NATO.

The Western alliance had been softened by destalinization, shaken by the British-Greek dispute over Cyprus, severely strained by headlong Anglo-French action in the Middle East. But John Foster Dulles was nonetheless confident that the damage...

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