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Libya Provides Opportunity to Renew U.S.-Europe Alliance: View

U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates declared last week that Europe’s declining military capabilities and its lack of political will threaten the viability of NATO. That’s correct, although it isn’t news. Ten years ago, Lord Robertson of the U.K., who was then the alliance’s secretary general, stated the problem more colorfully: “Europe is an economic giant,” he said, “but a military pygmy.”

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