Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Something Odd at NATO

A manifesto for a radical reworking of NATO, written by ex-commanders from several member states, advocates retaining the option to use nuclear strikes to prevent proliferation.
The manifesto has been written following discussions with active commanders and policymakers, many of whom are unable or unwilling to publicly air their views. It has been presented to the Pentagon in Washington and to Nato's secretary general, Jaap de Hoop Scheffer, over the past 10 days. The proposals are likely to be discussed at a Nato summit in Bucharest in April.

This is an interesting stalking horse. Is this just more indirect pressure on Iran, or is there something more sinister afoot?

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