THE CASE FOR EXPANDING NATO

ENLARGING THE ALLIANCE WOULD BENEFIT THE UNITED STATES AS WELL AS EUROPE

This week's NATO summit in Madrid is a defining moment for the transatlantic community on the eve of the 21st century. The alliance that played such a key role in keeping the peace for the past 48 years will open its doors to former adversaries. Some will be invited to join as full members soon; others will be encouraged to do so later; and representatives of all the emerging democracies in what used to make up the Soviet bloc will intensify their cooperation with NATO on a range of common concerns, from arms control to regional crisis management.

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