It is just over a year since General Eisenhower exchanged the academic robes he had donned so shortly before for the uniform with which his name and fame were more closely related. This time, despite the ”US” on his lapels, he became, as he has said, only ”one-twelfth” American. The eleven-twelfths he dedicated to the other nations of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. To that body, and its goal of European cooperation for defense against aggression, he has devoted a full measure of his time and energy.
1 Secretary of the SHAPE Staff and wishes to acknowledge the substantial contributions of assistance received from the Staff in preparing this report. In particular, Colonel Wood drew upon an early study by Lt. Col. A. J. Goodpaster and others concerned with SHAPE organization and functions. This article was written before the Lisbon meeting of the Council. To indicate changes in NATO organization approved at that session the new organizational charts appear in the documents section. For summary of Council action and communiqué, see this issue, p. 326.