NATO Procurement and the Revival of European Defense, 1950–60
The rapid acceleration of European defense production under American aid during the early Cold War spurred significant political differences and economic conflicts within the NATO Alliance. While committed to building a common Cold War defense, US and European planners, nevertheless, frequently differed over the aims and direction of NATO armament, particularly as it related to the recovery of local centers of military production. Ultimately, such disputes acted to limit the ability of NATO to achieve a true base of military coordination and interoperability in its early years.
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