December 27, 2013

Will NATO Be a Casualty of Afghanistan?

Frederic Grare, Global Public Square

The Associated Press

As the U.S. exit from Afghanistan nears, we can expect to hear steadily more about the lessons we should have learned since international intervention in the country back in 2001. But one dimension of the Afghan effort that might get overlooked next year is this: how has the Afghan conflict impacted transatlantic solidarity?

The short answer is that transatlantic relations may well be another long-term victim of the war in Afghanistan.

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TAGGED: Afghanistan, Transatlantic Alliance, NATO


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