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Amid birthday celebrations, NATO faces challenges of a changing world | Europe | Deutsche Welle | 02.04.2009
As NATO prepares to celebrate its 60th birthday, it may want to wish for a return to simpler times as it blows out its candles. A changing world of new threats and challenges means no one will be putting their feet up. 

At most 60th birthday parties, the celebrant is more often than not looking forward to a more sedate future with fewer stresses and strains. Unfortunately, for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), the future is unlikely to feature pipes, slippers and long peaceful walks in the country with a grateful dog.

NATO turns 60 on Friday but instead of looking forward to retirement, the defense and security organization that rose from the rubble of a post-war world must summon all its strength to face a whole new series of threats and challenges. 

by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Thu Apr 2nd, 2009 at 03:58:47 PM EST
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