• Short Summary

    PRESIDENT DE GAULLE TOLD A PRESS CONFERENCE IN PARIS TODAY (MONDAY) THAT FRANCE WILL DISENTANGLE HER MILITARY FORCES FORM INTEGRATION WITH NATO BEFORE 1969, WHEN ALL FOREIGN MILITARY FORCES AND ESTABLISHMENTS OF FRENCH SOIL WILL HEAVE BEEN PLACED UNDER FRENCH COMMAND.

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    PRESIDENT DE GAULLE TOLD A PRESS CONFERENCE IN PARIS TODAY (MONDAY) THAT FRANCE WILL DISENTANGLE HER MILITARY FORCES FORM INTEGRATION WITH NATO BEFORE 1969, WHEN ALL FOREIGN MILITARY FORCES AND ESTABLISHMENTS OF FRENCH SOIL WILL HEAVE BEEN PLACED UNDER FRENCH COMMAND. THE PRESIDENT WAS GIVING HIS FIRST PRESS CONFERENCE SINCE HIS RE-ELECTION LAST DECEMBER TO A SECOND SEVEN-YEAR TERM OF OFFICE.

    SEVERAL TIMES IN THE PAST SEVEN YEARS, PRESIDENT DE GAULLE HAS SAID THERE IS NEED TO REFORM NATO. BUT TODAY HE PLAINLY STATED THAT INTEGRATION IN NATO INVOLVED THE RISK FOR FRANCE AND OTHER EUROPEAN MEMBER-NATIONS OF BEING DRAGGED AT THE HEELS OF THE UNITED STATES INTO A CONFLICT IN WHICH HE WAS NOT WILLING TO PARTICIPATE.

    HOWEVER, THE FRENCH PRESIDENT ALSO MADE IT CLEAR THAT HIS PROGRESSIVE WITHDRAWAL FORM NATO DOES NOT INVOLVE FRANCE LEAVING THE ATLANTIC ALLIANCE. HE SAID HE WAS NOT CALLING INTO QUESTION THE ALLIANCE ITSELF, BUT THE QUESTION OF NATO'S INTEGRATED COMMAND.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5P2DYIBEJ553EWX4NWVGO1F9O
    Media URN:
    VLVA5P2DYIBEJ553EWX4NWVGO1F9O
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/02/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:24:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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