"A missile defense system for NATO? It's going to be hard to keep people committed if they think the U.S. is picking up the tab for Europe," says Kurt Volker, who was ambassador to NATO at the end of the George W. Bush administration.
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He noted another example in which Mrs. Clinton gently resisted a White House-driven "groundswell" of support within NATO for reducing U.S.-controlled nuclear weapons stationed in Europe.
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