Eastern Europeans Are At The Gate...As Western Europe Realigns Its Defenses

Back in the bad old cold war days, only two military clubs mattered: the 16-nation North Atlantic Treaty Organization, led by the U.S., and the Warsaw Pact, composed of the Soviet Union and its Eastern European satellites. Ever since the Warsaw Pact broke up in 1991, its members--wary of a resurgence of Russian nationalist domination of Eastern Europe--have been knocking on NATO's door in Brussels for admission.

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