NATO: Disappointing Performance

City-proud Parisians often grumble that the U-shaped sprawl of prefabs surrounding their Palais de Chaillot is an architectural eyesore that ought to be removed. It houses NATO's Secretariat. Last week NATO was under notice from the Parisian city fathers to vacate its premises and move to a less conspicuous spot outside the city. To NATO's detractors, the notice seemed symbolic of the fact that many Europeans, conceding that NATO is here to stay, increasingly prefer to keep it out of sight and out of mind.

Last week NATO staffers measured the effects of...

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