Comments for: Let’s stop begging Europe to run the world

Posted June 20, 2011, at 7:33 p.m.

When Defense Secretary Robert Gates devoted his final policy speech this month to berating NATO and our European allies, he was engaging in a time-honored tradition: Americans have worried about Europeans shirking their share of global burdens since the start of the 60-year-old alliance. Gates sounded a pessimistic note, warning …

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