'Lost Nation' US Think Tank Slams Germany's NATO Role

Germany may be Europe's driving force in the euro crisis, but a prominent US think tank has accused the country of shirking its defense duties. In a report released ahead of the NATO summit in Chicago, a group of experts criticizes Germany for threatening the future of the whole alliance through its weakness.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel with NATO General Secretary Anders Fogh Rasmussen.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel with NATO General Secretary Anders Fogh Rasmussen.

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