Wednesday, 2 April 2008

Der Spiegel Summit Background

Der Spiegel has an excellent background report on the Bucharest Summit from yesterday.

It details some of the Summit outcomes, such as the plan to give metrics for progress in Afghanistan to allow a draw down of Allied forces there.

It also notes that next year's Summit for NATO's 60th anniversary will be held in Strasbourg and Kehl, neighbours across the Rhine. This is symbolic of the post-World War II reconciliation between France and Germany - and indeed in Europe as a whole. The Bush administration preferred Berlin, more symbolic of NATO's Cold War victory, as they see it.

Worth the read.

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