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    IN THE FACE OF FRENCH PLANS TO PULL OUT OF THE MILITARY ARRANGEMENTS WITHIN THE NORTH ATLANTIC TREATY ORGANISATION (N.

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    PRESIDENT JOHNSON MAKING HIS ADDRESS (SOF)



    "THERE IS HERE A POLITICAL INTEGRITY AND IDENTITY OF INTEREST THAT TRANSCENDS PERSONALITY ISSUES AT THE MOMENT. IF OUR COLLECTIVE EFFORTS SHOULD FALTER AND OUR COMMON DETERMINATION BE ERODED THE FOUNDATION OF THE ATLANTIC'S PRESENT STABILITY WOULD CERTAINLY BE SHAKEN. THE MIGHTIEST ARSENAL IN THE WORLD WILL DETER NO AGGRESSOR WHO KNOWS THAT HIS VICTIMS ARE TO DIVIDED TO DECIDE AND TOO UNREADY TO RESPOND. THAT IS THE LESSON THAT WE LEARNED FROM TWO WORLD WARS. YET A NATION, NOT BY THE ACTION OF HER FRIENDS, BUT BY HER OWN DECISION TO PREPARE AND PLAN ALONE, COULD IMPERIL HER OWN SECURITY BY CREATING A SITUATION IN WHICH RESPONSE WOULD BE TOO LATE AND TOO DILUTED..... FOR OUR PART, THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA IS DETERMINED TO JOIN WITH THIRTEEN OF HER OTHER ALLIES TO PRESERVE AND TO STRENGTHEN THE DETERRENT STRENGTH OF N.A.T.O. WE WILL URGE THAT THOSE PRINCIPLES OF JOINT AND COMMON PREPARATION BE EXTENDED WHEREVER THEY CAN BE USEFULLY APPLIED IN THE ATLANTIC ALLIANCE. WE'RE HOPEFUL THAT NO MEMBER OF THE TREATY WILL LONG REMAIN WITHDRAWN FROM THE MUTUAL AFFAIRS AND OBLIGATIONS OF THE ATLANTIC."




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    Background: IN THE FACE OF FRENCH PLANS TO PULL OUT OF THE MILITARY ARRANGEMENTS WITHIN THE NORTH ATLANTIC TREATY ORGANISATION (N.A.T.O.), PRESIDENT JOHNSON, YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY) CALLED FOR A STRENGTHENING OF THE ALLIANCE. BUT, HE SAID, N.A.T.O. SHOULD BE ADAPTED TO THE CHANGING NEEDS OF THE TIMES.

    PRESIDENT JOHNSON'S SPEECH -- TO THE FOREIGN SERVICE INSTITUTE AT THE STATE DEPARTMENT IN WASHINGTON -- HAS BEEN REGARDED AS AN INDIRECT REPLY TO PRESIDENT DE GAULLE'S INTENTION TO WITHDRAW FROM THE INTEGRATED MILITARY STRUCTURE SHARED AT PRESENT WITH 13 OTHER COUNTRIES WITHIN N.A.T.O.

    THE PRESIDENT EMPHASISED THAT N.A.T.O. SHOULD BE ADAPTED TO CONFORM WITH MODERN TIMES, BUT ADDED, "CONSULTATION, NOT ISOLATION, IS THE ROUTE TO REFORM". HE WENT ON....

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6JSB6JIGJWSCN5JEUIOVHYZFV
    Media URN:
    VLVA6JSB6JIGJWSCN5JEUIOVHYZFV
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/03/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:57:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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