Giuliani on NATO Expansion

19Sep07

Giuliani speaks.

Interesting article on Reuters about remarks Giuliani gave in London, proposing an expansion of NATO not based on geography, but instead, “basic standards of good governance, military readiness (and) global responsibility.”

The countries he recommended were, of course, staunch US allies and one or so potential, up-and-coming allies. They include Australia, India, Israel, Japan, and Singapore.

This kind of strategy runs the risk of ratcheting up tensions with Russia and China, and I’m not sure there is a need for such a formal organization if the US can exercise moral leadership and achieve broad international cooperation and support for specific projects, which it has been able to do in the past. Not sure how the cost/benefit analysis would play out.

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