Riga Summit Delivers Modest Results Despite Tensions over Afghanistan – AP –

By Julianne Smith
In the months leading up to NATO’s Summit in Riga, NATO officials frequently referred to it as the “Transformation Summit,” a time when the leaders of all 26 members could come together to chart a new course for the Alliance, politically and militarily. However, the deteriorating security situation in Afghanistan throughout September and October threatened to cast a dark shadow on the Summit as tensions grew over burden-sharing and national caveats…more