Since joining the North Atlantic Treaty, the Norwegians have repeatedly raised the issue of military cooperation with Sweden. During Norway, Denmark and Sweden`s consideration of the possibilities of a Scandinavian pact, the needs and possibilities for military cooperation between the three countries for the defence of Scandinavia were thoroughly examined and some provisional conclusions were drawn de facto. Norway has expressed its desire to continue cooperative planning, although Sweden, because of its policy of neutrality, does not seem willing to continue in this direction. Subject to the decisions of the European Planning Group and the Committee on the Defence of the Pact, we support the idea of cooperation between Norway and Sweden on defence, if possible. Norway has shown its agreement with some U.S. economic policies by signing the ITO Charter and negotiating GATT agreements granting reciprocal tariff concessions to a wide range of products. [Page 1537] We are currently negotiating reciprocal tariff concessions, which are hoped to increase the flow of goods in both directions. Norway met very satisfactorily when the controls were carried out in the context of east-west trade. The Mutual Defence Support Act created the Mutual Assistance Program, which became an integral part of the federal government`s policy to curb Soviet expansion. This program differed from the Lend Lease program of the Second World War in that it had never required a refund from the country receiving military assistance. Between 1950 and 1967, $33.4 billion in supernumerary weapons and services and armaments were released under the program, worth $3.3 billion. At about the same time, the Mutual Defense Assistance Control Act of 1951, also known as the Battle Act or “Battle Act” (65 Stat. 644; 22 U.C.
1611 ff.; It banned U.S. aid to countries that do business with the Soviet Union and was named after its sponsor, Rep. Laurie C. Battle of Alabama.  This “control law” was also strongly motivated by export control problems, which were reinforced by the Export Control Act 1949 due to the progress of the Soviet Union; Export control has been used as a foreign policy instrument, both domestically and later. This is illustrated by restrictions on the export of certain strategic or military objects to the Soviet bloc or other countries which they believe would, if authorized, be detrimental to the United States` foreign policy agenda.  The latter motive became so strong that it introduced laws that led the president to obtain the cooperation of other nations in the organization of trade controls with the Soviet bloc, in parallel with that of the United States. The benefits of the various economic and military assistance programs should not be hidden from the nations that cooperate.  The law covered a wide range of materials needed to manufacture weapons and focused on anything that could assist in the research and construction of nuclear weapons.  Logistics planning includes the coordination of bilateral logistics support agreements that supply the United States.