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Prioritize NATO’s core task: collective defense
The risk of conflict by miscalculation or by escalation of an incident is greater today than at any time since the end of the Cold War. NATO’s deterrent posture needs to be strengthened in both the Baltic and Black Sea area to reduce this risk.
NATO needs a European level of ambition
European nations in NATO should look for the right to lead some military missions independent of the U.S., in order to blunt the idea of an independent EU military force.
Commentary: Carter's Critical Priorities
As Ashton Carter prepares for his Senate confirmation hearings, he will need to consider not just defense budgets but the creation of new strategies and operational capabilities to meet 21st century geopolitical challenges.
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