Photo Gallery: Germany Isolated in NATO Ahead of Summit
05/17/2012
The conflict fundamentally revolves around "burden sharing" within the...
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The conflict fundamentally revolves around "burden sharing" within the alliance. Because all NATO countries have to economize, military capabilities are to be "pooled and shared." The member states aim to celebrate the approach, known in NATO parlance as "smart defense," at the Chicago NATO summit on May 20-21.