On The World Scene
PROPHECY LEAPS AHEAD IN EUROPE: Will President Carter's greatest accomplishment be the unwitting creation of a United German-led Europe, standing in opposition, if necessary, to the United States? Right now, it looks that way. President Carter's failure to give a green-light to produce the neutron bomb — a key element in NATO defense strategy against growing Soviet military might — was the "last straw" to many European leaders, coming on the heels of his do-nothingness about the falling dollar, and decisions negatively affecting the Europeans over nuclear technology. A prevailing mood in Europe, therefore, is this: the Administration in Washington is incompetent and unreliable — and now is the time for Europe to decide its own fate.