The Washington Times - April 2, 2008, 01:12AM
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The looming vote tomorrow to enlarge NATO over Russian objections accelerated yesterday into a showdown between the Bush administration and some of its strongest trans-Atlantic allies, with neither side backing down.

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President Bush, just days before his final meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin as head of state, vowed to counteract Russian influence on the expansion eastward of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.

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