NATO’s Prague Conference endorsed significant changes to the Atlantic Alliance. While the emotive issue of enlargement tended to dominate pre- and post-conference debate, the actual extension of invitations to seven states to begin accession negotiations proved to be somewhat anticlimactic. …more
By Doug Bereuter A look at other post-Cold War operations, particularly the peace enforcement efforts in the Balkans, reveals that our allies have specialized forces that can help secure and stabilize a country after a war. The United States could use these units in its reconstruction efforts — or even emulate them.
By John Weston John Weston believes the US and UK must work closely together to make sure that any action against Iraq is multilateral. Saddam Hussein’s mountain of documents now awaiting analysis by UN experts has temporarily flummoxed those in hot pursuit. It has thus bought a little more time before a final reckoning is […]
By Charles Powell The Prime Minister yesterday showed the same mettle as his predecessors at turning points in the Second World War, the launch of the Falklands campaign and the Gulf war. Britain’s interests are directly threatened by Saddam Hussein’s ruthless determination to acquire weapons of mass destruction. So is the standing and authority of […]
By Michael Howard When was the last time relations between the US and its European allies were so fractious? Things seem to have got to the point where the very word “allies” may no longer be appropriate. With every new day some new issue seems to surface as a fresh source of division and dissent. […]