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Facts Forum. Facts Forum News, Vol.5, No. 8, August 1956 - File 007. 1956-08. University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. November 26, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/1352973/item/1469/show/1406.

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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)
Type
  • 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
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Title File 007
Transcript lack of acceptance of the President's Proposal for funds for long-range nnn- ffiilitary NATO projects covering a Period of up to ten years. These expenditures would be related to our security by helping areas of the world threatened by Communist subversion and containing people, resources, and strategic locations which, in our own 'nterests as well as theirs, should be secure from hostile alien domination. Secretary Dulles emphasizes that jhe need for this type of aid — in rais- lng standards of living, public health, ar,d education — is especially neces- sary now, since the Soviets themselves are offering development aid. Many Americans object vehemently to this type of foreign aid, saying that too much is paid out for too little in return; others, who might approve of the principle of foreign aid, argue that '"ere would be too much overlapping ^d competition between NATO and existing agencies like the United Na- oons or the Organization for European Economic Cooperation, already functioning in that field. . Another controversial financial item s the maintenance and progressive Modernization of NATO's military demises. Weapons and equipment wear out or become obsolete, and military plans require constant revision. The furious advances of modern science and technology make it hard to keep equipment up to date. While some think atomic warfare has outmoded the type of resistance that NATO is prepared to give in case of an all-out attack, others think that keeping the best of tactical weapons is still absolutely necessary, and is a means of equalizing the differences in our manpower as against Russian manpower. C. Burke Elbriek. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European Affairs, indicates that the value to the Europeans, both in military and psychological terms, of acquiring guided missiles and more advanced types of aircraft and electronic equipment cannot be overestimated. He furthermore states: It is to our own benefit that we make these more modern weapons available as a means of insuring that American troops in Europe will have at their side well- equipped forces equally able to mount an effective defense, There is no question but that the Europeans have become increasingly concerned about the rapid changes in the technology of modern warfare and their limited ability to keep paee with the newer developments. Apart fr the British -\ud. to a lesser extent, the French, our European allies do not have the resources necessary to devote to the large-scale research and development of new weapons. Consequently most European countries are looking primarily to the United States to help them keep paee with the growing capabilities of the Soviet bloe forces. By sharing the newer weapons as they are developed and produced, we can make it possible for them to participate more effectively in the defense of Western Europe and thus to strengthen the deterrent power of the alliance.3 In support of the total financial program of NATO, and of the huge amounts of money contributed by the United States, Secretary Murphy says, "I think it is time to lay at rest the myth that the cost of the NATO program rests primarily upon the shoulders of the American taxpayer." He states that while our defense expenditures are much greater than those ol other countries, our national income is nearly three times as great as that of all the other NATO nations combined. "Americans know," he continues, "that the United States has made very large contributions to the equipment and training of the military forces of our European allies. But relatively few "Elbriek, "The Mutual Security Program for Europe," Tin- Department ut Mule Bulhlin, April 23, 1956, p. 677. SHAPE headquarters occupies this unusual building about fifteen miles from Paris. The many office wings are joined by o single 650-foot corridor. Flogs of the member nations are arranged in a semi-circle outside main entrance. I (!' ^rs Forum News, August, 1956 Page 5
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