Nato's New Members: Their Eyes Are On The Bigger Prize

Central Europeans will have reason to party when NATO leaders meet in Madrid on July 8-9. Nearly eight years after the fall of the Berlin Wall and the end of the cold war, at least three former Warsaw Pact members, Poland, Hungary, and the Czech Republic, will be invited to become full NATO members. For them it is proof positive of their acceptance into the elite club of Western democratic nations. But the celebrations may be premature.

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