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Secretary Gates Calls Out Europe

Defense Secretary Gates, long time critic of European contributions to NATO, has said that opposition by Europe to military activity has grown to the point it now burdens operations in Afghanistan.  Secretary Gates comments were made only three days after the debacle in the Netherlands. Early Saturday, the Coalition Government of the Netherlands collapsed over a dispute regarding Dutch troops in Afghanistan. The road ahead will not be easy.  See here for a story from the NYTimes.


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