Sommer, Theo
October 1964
Foreign Affairs;Oct64, Vol. 43 Issue 1, p112
This article emphasizes the importance of unity between the U.S. and Western European democracies in deterring the Soviet Union's expansion and to keep Soviet leaders from embarking on an aggressive course again, such as the Cuban Missile Crisis. The emergence of the so-called Euro-Gaullist government in Germany does not present a compelling reason for the ending of North Atlantic Treaty Organization. The commitment of the U.S. to the security of Western European from Soviet Union expansion cannot depend on the fleeting change in government and politics of one country in the region. The bipolar nature of the current international affairs is not likely to change in the near future despite the appearance of and growing influence of new nations.


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