NATO PLUS THREE

THIS WEEK THE ALLIANCE WILL BEGIN TO EXPAND. SOME SENATORS WANT TO KNOW WHY AND WHAT IT WILL COST

After every great war the victors search for a way to safeguard their gains. In 1919 the Treaty of Versailles was intended to disarm Germany and keep it weak. Following World War II, the Allies tried at Yalta and Potsdam to shape a reordered Europe but ended up splitting it between East and West. Now another world struggle, the long, bitter cold war, has ended, and the architects of security are back at their drawing boards. They are trying to seal peace and stability into Europe's future and, although they don't say so very loudly, hedge against the rise of a...

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