American Secretary of Defence, Thomas S. Gates, was accompanied by high-ranking US Army officers when?
American Secretary of Defence, Thomas S. Gates, was accompanied by high-ranking US Army officers when he visited the West German side of the Czech border near Schirnding, Bavaria, Mar 24.
On a ten-day European tour before attending the NATO Defence Ministers' Conference in Paris, Mar 31, Mr Gates has been inspecting American units stationed in West Germany. Shortly after his arrival, Mar 21, he is reported to have discussed Bundeswehr supply problems with Defence Minister Josef Strauss.
From West Germany Mr Gates was expected to fly to West Berlin, and then on to Vienna, to return Austrian Defence Minister Graf's earlier visit to the United States, before heading for Paris.