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Facts Forum. Facts Forum News, Vol.5, No. 8, August 1956 - File 004. 1956-08. University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. June 5, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/1352973/item/1469/show/1403.

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Title Facts Forum News, Vol.5, No. 8, August 1956
Series Title Facts Forum News
Creator
  • Facts Forum
Publisher Facts Forum
Date August 1956
Language eng
Subject
  • Anti-communist movements
  • Conservatism
  • Politics and government
  • Hunt, H. L.
Place
  • Dallas, Texas
Genre
  • journals (periodicals)
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  • Text
Identifier AP2.F146 v. 5 1956; OCLC: 1352973
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  • University of Houston Libraries
  • Facts Forum News
Rights No Copyright - United States: This item is in the public domain in the United States and may be used freely in the United States. The item may not be in the public domain under the copyright laws of other countries.
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Title File 004
Transcript NATO: • UNITED STATES + CANADA • FRANCE • BELGIUM • GREAT BRITAIN • ITALY • LUXEMBOURG • THE NETHERLANDS • NORWAY • DENMARK • ICELAND • PORTUGAL • GREECE • TURKEY • FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF WEST GERMANY Should It Expand or Expire? V 111 ' on I t>r, The statement made recently by Secretary of State John Foster Dulles that the time has come for NATO to advance from its initial stage into the "totality of its meaning" did not come as a surprise to those who have watched the career of NATO during the past seven years — from whichever side of the fence. Yet this announcement has set in motion such a volume of comment, speeches, interviews, and analyses as to goad every thinking American into considering very seriously the purposes and destiny of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. With relatively minor exceptions, our mutual security program in Europe, along with fourteen other nations who signed the North Atlantic Treaty, has been entrusted to the organization implemented to carry out the provisions of that treaty — NATO. Now. with efforts being made to broaden its primary emphasis of maintaining a military defense against a common aggressor to include activity in economic and political areas, man) people are earnestly wondering about both the "mutual" and "security" phases of the program. I las NATO been successful? Are our defenses in the Atlantic area adequate Page 2 to meet major aggression? Has the "new face" of the Russian collective leadership actually reduced international tension, and thereby reduced the need for a strong security program in Europe? Is it fair and necessary for the United States to pour such tremendous amounts of money and manpower — many times more than all the other NATO nations put together — into such a cooperative enterprise? Does the proposed expansion program mean world government, or a prelude to it? These are some of the vital questions people are asking. Important decisions are in the making, to be announced in December of this year. American citizens need to understand the issues and have a voice in the making of these decisions. NATO has not arisen from a single foundation, but rather from three: the awareness of a common heritage, the presence of a common danger, and a common determination to resist it. No one can deny the multiplicity of spiritual, cultural, and personal ties that link the North Atlantic peoples. According to the 1950 census, there were more than 3-3 million people living in the United States who either were born abroad or had parents born abroad. Of this number, nearly half came from the fourteen other NATO countries. Because of blood ties, v/e have necessarily shared our culture* traditions, educational concepts, reli' gions, and basic political principle* even though each nation has man1' tained its own identity. The Atlanta community apparently was a living reality long before a treaty stated itt0 be so. In the period following World W^ II the Soviet rulers made clear the" determination not only to hold fast W their Eurasian conquests and to exploit their resources and peoples >" the aggrandizement of Soviet po\vef' but they made equally clear their >n' tention to continue the expansion ° Communist power into other areas. Faced by the grave peril of a grfil and menacing threat — the Russia octopus — ten strategically locati'' European nations, together witli ''" United States and Canada, signed J mutual security pact in 1949 known :" the North Atlantic Treaty. Those ten European nations are France, &e gium, Britain, Italy, Luxembourg. ' Netherlands, Norway, Denmark, v* land, Portugal. Later two mon' ''' tions, Greece and Turkey, and M"1 , recently the federal Republic of We Germany, signed the treaty. The do" Facts Forum News, August, 10 cerni,
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