The High Stakes NATO Summit

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Back in February, the Foreign Policy Association’s Curt Ricci wondered whether Afghanistan would turn out to be the giant-slayer that brought down both the Warsaw Pact and NATO in the space of a generation. At the time, Robert Gates was busy browbeating the alliance to poney up more troops for the Afghanistan mission: NATO is a collective security agreement, a military alliance. The members have signed up with certain obligations in this regard. But if it were to become the case that some allies are not prepared to fulfill their military obligations, while others continue to do so, I think […]

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