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Furthermore, the more NATO became involved in peacekeeping and in regional “out of area” conflicts (such as the question of Bosnia at the time Nitze was writing), the less attention NATO would pay to strategic nuclear defense, and the less it would be prepared to deter possible conventional and nuclear conflict among the major powers. Strategic military decision making would furthermore be hampered by too many members. The problem raised here is that an increasingly “global” NATO that seeks to defend the expanded borders of a new Europe—at the same time that it both provokes Russia and engages in peacekeeping in the Balkans and in the global war on terror in Afghanistan—risks hypertrophy.
If they could, Islamist extremists who resort to terror would destroy us utterly. But to defeat them we must prevail in our defense of American political values as well. S. political values. 50 Replacing Donald Rumsfeld after the November 2006 midterm elections, the new secretary of defense, Robert M. ” His efforts were said to be supported by Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice but have been successfully opposed—thus far—by Attorney General Alberto R. S. interests by making its allies less willing to cooperate with the United States and by undermining actual and potential multilateral support from the European Union as well as from Arab and Islamic states.
By declaring a “global war on terror,” the Bush administration regrettably did conjure up images of World War II. Having turned a battle against a few extremists into a titanic Manichean struggle in the global media, the problem now is how to wind down that war so as to prevent it from becoming a truly global conflict—involving both antistate actors and major powers, possibly with weapons of mass destruction. CHAPTER 2 The Uncoordinated NATO-EU “Double Enlargement”: Toward the Isolation of Russia?
Averting Global War: Regional Challenges, Overextension, and Options for American Strategy by H. Gardner