NATO Ruled by Fear as It Picks a Chief

New York Times
April 1, 2009

When government leaders gather for the NATO summit meeting in France and Germany on Friday, they will have lost a great opportunity to change the way the alliance’s secretary general is chosen. They will have had no discussion about what NATO’s new political boss will bring to an alliance that never had to fight during the Cold War but whose future now rests on its combat strength in Afghanistan. more