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Tuesday February 16th, 2010

NATO’s ‘Dutch Disease’

Filed under: Uncategorized — Ivan Krastev @ 02:22 PM

New posting of Ivan Krastev in the blog of Word Affairs:

Small wars and small coalition partners: This is really what should worry NATO. Small wars are difficult to win; small coalition partners are difficult to ignore. On Saturday, as coalition forces were fighting their way in a make-it-or-break-it offensive in the Taliban stronghold of Marja, the Dutch government was carrying on a make-it-or-break-it fight of its own. In terms of the latter, however, they opted to break it—the government collapsed after a final effort to keep Dutch troops in Afghanistan failed miserably. Bad timing, to say the least.

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