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“There are a lot of missions where NATO needs to go, and when you try to write a document that strikes a balance, that’s pretty difficult,” he told reporters Tuesday.
Critics already have noted that the new mission will have to paper over sharp rifts among NATO nations.
“What is quickly becoming clear is that there are a number of disagreements and ultimately incompatible views among NATO member states,” said Marko Papic, an analyst for the U.S. security think tank Stratfor.
“This will ultimately mean that the new strategic concept presented to heads of government on Oct. 20 will be particularly bland and full of inconsistencies,” he said in a telephone interview from Austin, Texas.
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