NATO Defense Ministers Meeting in Noordwijk

On Wednesday and Thursday of last week, defense ministers from NATO countries gathered in Noordwijk, in the Netherlands, to talk about a number of critical issues facing the alliance. As Frida Ghitis reports, top on the agenda was Afghanistan. Ghitis writes that European member countries are decidedly ambivalent about remaining there, much less committing more troops: Hosting the Noordwijk meeting, Dutch Defense Minister Eimert van Middelkoop made a case to his European colleagues that sounded very much like the “Freedom isn’t free” bumper stickers seen on some cars on American roads. The way van Middelkoop put it, “There is no […]

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