THE NEW GERMANY - Trustworthy Ally - or Secret Foe?
Eugene M Walter
De Gaulle threatens NATO. Socialists win in Britain. Only West Germany supports U.S. plans for Multilateral NATO Atomic Force! Why? Where is it all leading? "Germany is ready to make its full contribution to render war forever impossible." So claimed West German Chancellor Ludwig Erhard in a recent speech. These words SOUND good. But are they really valid? Does Erhard express the true feelings and convictions of the German populace? Genuine German Feeling? "The Germans - of this I am certain -," Erhard continued, "have learned from horrible experience, and their whole longing is to achieve a true peace. We have, with a firm will, renounced any policy that could endanger peace. We are honorably striving to harmonize our forces in a European and Atlantic total."
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