Cover: From NATO to Independence

From NATO to Independence

Reflections on de Gaulle's Secession

Published 1966

by Horst Mendershausen


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Speculations on the implications of de Gaulle's break with the Atlantic Alliance. It appears to reflect three major desires on his part: (1) to be independent of the United States; (2) to be free to try an experiment in cooperative diplomacy with the Soviet Union; and (3) to revise relations between Paris and Bonn. The author enlarges on each of these motives and considers the challenge they raise for the other NATO countries, particularly the United States.

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