May 22, 2012
NATO: The Lost Alliance
Tomas Ries, New Atlanticist
A ship is adrift in a foggy sea. The crew are in their bunks, the officers argue about their mortgages, and the captain has left.
The captain has left because the United States no longer believes NATO can contribute significantly against any serious global strategic challenges. An occasional bit player, yes: a partner with the will and capability to contribute significantly, no.