Naval War College Review


Douglas Kinnard


Lauris Norstad was a major Air Force leader during the defining years of the Cold War, and except for Dwight Eisen- hower, he was the most prominent of all the Supreme Allied Commanders Europe (SACEUR) since that position was estab- lished in early 1951. Surprisingly, up to now, nothing definitive had been written on his role as SACEUR. Robert Jordan, a professor at the University of New Or- leans and an authority on Nato, has filled that gap.