• Short Summary

    THE DEFENCE MINSTERS OF 15 NORTH ATLANTIC TREATY ORGANISATION (NATO) COUNTRIES, TODAY (MONDAY) BEGAN THEIR FIRST FULL MEETING IN PARIS SINCE FRANCE PULLED OUT OF THE ALLIANCE'S MILITARY STRUCTURE ON 1 JULY.

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    THE DEFENCE MINSTERS OF 15 NORTH ATLANTIC TREATY ORGANISATION (NATO) COUNTRIES, TODAY (MONDAY) BEGAN THEIR FIRST FULL MEETING IN PARIS SINCE FRANCE PULLED OUT OF THE ALLIANCE'S MILITARY STRUCTURE ON 1 JULY.

    THE MINISTERS WERE EXPECTED TO REVIEW THE GAP BETWEEN NATO'S TARGET MILITARY STRENGTH OF 30 DIVISIONS IN EUROPE AND ITS REAL STRENGTH, EVER ABOVE 23 DIVISIONS, IN RELATION TO CURRENT RESOURCES.

    ALSO EXPECTED TO BE DISCUSSED ARE RECENT SUGGESTIONS THAT BRITAIN MAY BE FORCED TO WITHDRAW SOME TROOPS FROM WEST GERMANY AS A MEANS OF REDUCING ITS FOREIGN EXCHANGE DRAIN DURING ITS CURRENT ECONOMIC CRISIS.

    TOMORROW, (TUESDAY) THE FIVE INTERESTED COUNTRIES - THE UNITED STATES, BRITAIN, WEST GERMANY, ITALY AND TURKEY - ARE EXPECTED TO CONSIDER CHANGES IN NUCLEAR PLANNING BY NON-NUCLEAR NATIONS. THEY WOULD ALSO ARRANGE FOR PROPER CONSULTATION OFFICE BEFORE ANY USE OF NUCLEAR WEAPONS IS CONSIDERED.

    DESPITE FRANCE'S WITHDRAWAL FROM THE MILITARY COMMITMENT, FRENCH ARMED FORCES, MINISTER, M. PIERRE MESSNER, AND GENERAL AILLERET, CHIEF OF STAFF, WERE BOTH AT TODAY'S MEETING.

    ALSO PRESENT WAS THE SUPREME ALLIED COMMANDER IN EUROPE GENERAL LYMAN L. LEMNITZER, AND GERMAN GENERAL JOHANN ADOLF GRAF VON KLEIMANNSEGG, THE NEW COMMANDER OF ALLIED FORCES IN CENTRAL EUROPE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA29ERPJVPQC3VERQ1ZNGJKRHEJ
    Media URN:
    VLVA29ERPJVPQC3VERQ1ZNGJKRHEJ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/07/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:58:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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