October 15, 2012

Will NATO Fight a Token War for Turkey?

Matt Gurney, National Post

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There is clearly no appetite among the Western nations for military intervention in Syria’s sectarian conflict, yet if an ally calls for help and NATO refuses, the credibility of the entire alliance is called into question. Should fighting erupt, and if Turkey calls for help, NATO will probably therefore mount the most impressive token effort the world has ever seen.

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TAGGED: Syria, Turkey, NATO


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