NATO: Alliance Of the Unwilling

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WIN THE PEACE: Many NATO members believe their troops should only be used for policing and nation-building operations, like these soldiers in Kosovo

The palace of the parliament in Bucharest, they like to say in Romania, is the second largest building in the world, trumped only by the Pentagon. It will need all its space when NATO leaders start their summit there on April 2. Heads of government of most of the 26 states that make up the world's largest military alliance will show up, as well as guests such as Australia's Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, whose nations are deploying troops alongside NATO allies in Afghanistan and other far-flung places.

The guest list did not extend, however, to Majeed Khan, a...