NATO Reform German Plan Faces Broad Opposition

German Defense Minister Thomas de Maizière wants to strengthen cooperation among NATO members and is calling for reform of the military alliance. But other countries are skeptical. His proposal also threatens to upset ongoing government coalition negotiations in Berlin.
German Defense Minister Thomas de Maizière at NATO headquarters in June 2013.

German Defense Minister Thomas de Maizière at NATO headquarters in June 2013.

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