NATO's new missions won't solve Ukraine, Iraq crises

September 7th, 2014  
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Topic: NATO's new missions won't solve Ukraine, Iraq crises

By Paul Taylor and Adrian Croft NEWPORT Wales (Reuters) - NATO leaders emerged from a summit in Wales with a plan to protect eastern members from a resurgent Russia, a pledge to reverse the decline in their defense spending, and an embryonic Western coalition to combat Islamic militants in Iraq. Yet despite ringing declarations of resolve, the U.S.-led alliance cannot fix the conflict between Ukraine and Russian-backed separatists, and the West is still a long way from having a strategy to defeat Islamic State insurgents in Iraq and Syria.


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