Fingerprints for Europe visitors?

San Francisco Chronicle February 17, 2008 Americans and all other travelers entering Europe would have to be fingerprinted under a plan approved this week by the European Union. But don’t start readying your thumb yet: The plan must be approved by all 27 member nations and wouldn’t go into effect until 2013. more

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A Call to Arms

Time February 14, 2008 It was, at first blush, the same old depressing script. When U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates gave a major speech on the need for NATO members to step up their efforts in Afghanistan at the annual Munich Conference on Security Policy last week, a quick scan of the headlines would […]

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Putin Threatens Ukraine On NATO

Washington Post February 13, 2008 President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday that Russia could aim nuclear missiles at Ukraine if its neighbor and former fraternal republic in the Soviet Union joins the NATO alliance and hosts elements of a missile defense system proposed by the Bush administration. more

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A growing rift

International Herald Tribune February 11, 2008 These are difficult days for NATO, for reasons few are prepared to admit. The difficulty is finding combat troops for Afghanistan. This is treated by Washington as a failure of political courage due to misinformed public opinion in Europe, potentially correctable if sufficient pressure is applied. It is no […]

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