A Question of Pentagonal Priorities

This Donald rumsfeld guy: I'm worried that he's going a bit soft. The U.S. Secretary of Defense, who, if you believe half the stories about him, eats iron filings for breakfast, flew to Europe last week to brief NATO ministers on the Bush Administration's plans. In advance of the trip, it had been widely leaked that the Pentagon's systematic review of defense policy would mark a shift in America's priorities from Europe to Asia. On the flight over, Rumsfeld told journalists this had all been overplayed; Europe was still important, America had vital national interests there, the U.S. wouldn't desert its...

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