• Short Summary

    A WEST GERMAN PROPOSAL FOR SPEEDING UP A MEDIUM-RANGE NUCLEAR ROCKET FORCE FOR THE NORTH ATLANTIC TREATY ORGANISATION WAS PUT BEFORE THE NATO MINISTERIAL COUNCIL IN PARIS, FRANCE, DECEMBER 14 WHEN THEY BEGAN THEIR DEFENCE DISCUSSIONS.

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    A WEST GERMAN PROPOSAL FOR SPEEDING UP A MEDIUM-RANGE NUCLEAR ROCKET FORCE FOR THE NORTH ATLANTIC TREATY ORGANISATION WAS PUT BEFORE THE NATO MINISTERIAL COUNCIL IN PARIS, FRANCE, DECEMBER 14 WHEN THEY BEGAN THEIR DEFENCE DISCUSSIONS. A SUB-COMMITTEE IS TO REPORT BACK IN THE SPRING OF NEXT YEAR.

    THE AMERICAN OFFER MADE LAST YEAR BY MR HERTER, BEFORE THE EISENHOWER ADMINISTRATION ENDED, TO GIVE FIVE "POLARIS" SUBMARINES TO NATO, AND SELL IT A LARGE QUANTITY OF MEDIUM-RANGED BALLISTIC MISSILES OF 1,000-1,500 MILES RANGE, IS STILL OPEN. DECEMBER 14, HERR SCHROEDER, WEST GERMAN FOREIGN MINISTER, AND HERR STRAUSS, DEFENCE MINISTER, CAME OUT STRONGLY FOR ACCEPTANCE OF THE OFFER.

    MR WATKINSON, BRITISH DEFENCE MINISTER, ASKED THAT NATO'S FUTURE STRATEGY BE DETERMINED DEFINITIVELY BEFORE THE CONTROL AND COMMAND OF MEDIUM-RANGED BALLISTIC MISSILES WAS SETTLED. BUT HE SUPPORTED HERR STRAUSS'S IDEA THAT NATO POWERS SHOULD PUT THEIR VIEWS TO THE PERMANENT COUNCIL. SO DID MR RUSK, AMERICAN SECRETARY OF STATE.

    CHAIRMAN OF THE SESSION WAS GENERAL ADOLF HEUSINGER. DECEMBER 12, THE SOVIET UNION DEMANDED HIS ARREST TO STAND TRIAL FOR CRIMES AGAINST PEACE AND HUMANITY WHILE SERVING AS A SENIOR GERMAN OFFICER UNDER HITLER IN WORLD WAR TWO.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADKG5EBNRDD430R43QMARWP2BD
    Media URN:
    VLVADKG5EBNRDD430R43QMARWP2BD
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/12/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:36:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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