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NATO expansion

Filed under: Obama, Politics — Tags: — zundel @ pm

On the list for the new Obama administration to consider: should NATO expand? No. NATO should not consider expansion to states it has neither the means nor the will to protect. Unless NATO becomes little more than a club, assurances of mutual protection need to have real meaning. Either NATO has become irrelevant, so why play with expansion, or the Obama administration needs to work on strengthening and consolidating NATO. That cannot come from expansion.

The German Question” by George Friedman in Stratfor 2008-10-06: NATO is therefore an entity that issues proclamations, not a functioning military alliance.

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