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As Germany moves closer to unification, the U.S. and its allies begin to renovate NATO without making life more difficult for Gorbachev

Old truths are collapsing as quickly as the Berlin Wall, while Europe rushes to meet its bright and shining future. The Soviet Union can no longer lay claim to the loyalties of its East European neighbors. The U.S. can no longer assume that its West European allies will look to Washington for leadership. And the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, for 40 years the crucible of security arrangements for the West, can no longer count on being the vessel in which Europe's future will be forged. All of these crumbling assumptions have left Washington grasping to define what role it can --...

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