Organizing Notes

Bruce Gagnon is coordinator of the Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space. He offers his own reflections on organizing and the state of America's declining empire....

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Friday, October 17, 2014

NATO Expansion: Chicken or the Egg?

Rear Adm. John Kirby battled with Associated Press reporter Matt Lee at the State Department’s daily press briefing on Thursday. The Pentagon press secretary stated by positioning forces within several kilometers of the Ukrainian border, the Russian army was encroaching on NATO’s “doorstep.” Lee pressed the spokesman on this statement, seeking to clarify whether Ukraine is in fact a member of the Western military alliance, and whether NATO’s eastward expansion over the past 15 years is a factor in the escalating tensions.


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