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Facts Forum. Facts Forum News, Vol. 4, No. 6, June 1955 - File 013. 1955-06. University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. November 17, 2019. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/1352973/item/1539/show/1482.

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Title Facts Forum News, Vol. 4, No. 6, June 1955
Alternate Title Facts Forum News, Vol. IV, No. 6, June 1955
Series Title Facts Forum News
Creator
  • Facts Forum
Contributor
  • Evans, Medford
Publisher Facts Forum
Date June 1955
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. 4 1955; OCLC: 1352973
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  • University of Houston Libraries
  • Facts Forum News
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Transcript nily. We pen. We ■eal and re parad- signs in ould do it was economic i < ..i ir.al thai lanadians lake that ws i- .'"1,r it em.I f"r ■ of eelil1' iieiiir ob« . ■, rnl'"1 It is 111'1 ill"' a.-"' itl ,y. But S»<* icealed '? regard Do you approve of tbe Status of Forces Treaty? As usual, lei's examine the quea- liori from EWO opposite poillls ol' view, taking firsl the arguments of those who say yen. • • • Tut: Formal pads establishing NATO. the North Atlantic Treaty Organiza- ''on et multilateral alliance between the ' nited States eunl thirteen other countries wen' signed in Washington on April I. 1949. V- s,,i,ii ;is we began to implement the purposes of ihis alliance hy stationing a|gi' numbers nf American troops in friendly European nalions. we- discov- Jed thai the presence of our (loops '''iriner times of peace created innum- 'T'ihli' frictions. There is. naturally, some local resent- ""'"I a^eiiiist the Americans merely because they are Foreigners. Another understandable irritant i- '"' comparative wealth and easy living "' lhe American soldiers. An American army private stationed u';|t sunn- European village' is frequently heller housed, heller clothed, 1$ "'"or nourished, than the mosl promi- '"'"I of local e ilize-ns. 'he normal human resentment which .'"'h ei situation vvill always generate is ''"'g perpetually prodded hv Euro- ''',;|iis win, simply ein nut like \meii ,l,|3. Si,nn- of these are Communists; "'"'' eire- like our own narrow-minded '.'-" lioiiarii- who jusi don't like For- 's'nis: .mil some merely have their *n special phobia against America. ''ACTS KORUM NEWS, June, 1955 Imagine how quickly this temperature uf local resentment can rise to the dan- gerous boiling point when some American soldier commits em offense or nut- rage- againsl a local citizen. \nti-American agitators have- onlv to point oul lhal these American soldiers who live se, riotously and ostentatiously are above local laws: that European citizens have no defense againsl the- lawlessness nf American soldiers, because American soldiers are not answerable to European laws: they an- answerable onlv tu their commanding officer who. unless In- happens lo have' ;i tender regard for the foreigners among whom In- is serving, will certainly not exerl himself lo restrain his soldiers! This condition weis jeopardizing lhe whole NATO program—in which the I nited Steites was in invest billions of dollars: een which the defense of west em Europe depended. Our costly efforts io create good will, harmonious cooperation, and singleness of purpeise among our friends in NATO eeeulef he- nullified lev el few heedless American soldiers going on a weekend hinge. FOREIGN LAWS FOR AMERICANS? If the American army turn.- 25.000 Vmerican soldiers loose on Paris for ei weekend and then tells lhe French officials theii thev cannol protect their own people against anv acts eif lawlessness on lhe- pari ol einv ill those soldiers. ih.- French don'l led that they an- being treated like an equal and friendly partner in a grand alliance. The solution to litis knolly problem is Obvious: give thc French officials criminal jurisdiction over those Americans. so theii American soldiers and their families will he subject lo lhe same laws as the French people among whom ihev live. This is exactly whal we have done' nut only with regard to France, but vvilh regard to other nations when- American soldiers an' stationed. Al the outset of the NATO alliance, our State Department negotiated, with all of lhe nations involved, temporary executive agreements concerning the problem of criminal jurisdiction over \meriiein soldiers and members of their families. The agreements were nol uniform in edl countries, however. They created seime jealousy among our allies some of whom fell lhat we were making more' Favorable agreements wilh other NATO members than with them. Anil numerous difficulties arose- in applying tbe vari .mi-, different agreements. When General Eisenhower arrived in Europe as Supreme Commander of NATO, he" instantly saw and undersl I the problem. Taking advice from and working verv closely with General Eisenhower, our Stale Department officials worked out Formal treaty agreements to standardize and simplify tin' ven ions executive agreements already in operation. During 1051 and 1952, representatives of lhe fourteen NATO countries met and signed three tn-eilies dealing with problems which had arisen under the NATO alliance. These' treaties, drawn up during the- Truman adminis- Page 11
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