NATO: A Step Toward Sharing

One of Charles de Gaulle's chief criticisms of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization is that the U.S. might not respond with its full nuclear power if a Communist aggressor attacked Europe. In London last week, the U.S. and four key NATO partners agreed to a new plan that seemed aimed at refuting the French objection. It calls for a chain of commands across Europe to give Washington's remaining 13 NATO partners a joint voice in the target selection and firing of 6,000 tactical nuclear warheads, which the U.S. has placed in Europe for...

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