Cogan examines the France-NATO problem, going back to its origins in 1945-1952, when a weak France, obsessed by the threat of Germany and jealous of the ascendancy gained by the British during the war, sought security guarantees and assistance from the United States. However, in the process, France put itself in a position of dependence under the NATO integrated command to a degree that later governments of a resurgent France felt compelled to challenge--and are still doing so today.
The NorthAtlanticTreatyOrganization: The Legal Status of Al Allied Headquarters to Import and Resell Duty-Free Merchandise within the Conflicts of Law Hierarchy Long, Patricia Ann.
The George Washington International Law Review, Vol. 34, No. 2, 2002
Iceland Searches for a Mooring No Longer a Vital Atlantic Post for NATO, It Turns Hesitantly to Europe for Security Justin Burke, writer of The Christian Science Monitor.
The Christian Science Monitor, August 25, 1994