Reflections of a Repentant Sinner

Although he supported limited NATO expansion from the beginning, Robert Tucker now believes that an initially good case has been turned into a policy that is pregnant with disaster.

Issue: Spring 1998

Sometime during the spring of this year, the Senate will approve the Clinton administration's policy of enlarging NATO, initially through the accession of Poland, Hungary, and the Czech Republic. It is expected to do so by a large majority after what is likely to be a lackluster debate in which the principal issue will concern the financial cost of expansion to the United States. As one who has supported limited NATO expansion from the beginning, I now believe that an initially good case has been turned into a policy that is pregnant with disaster.

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