The aunt of one of the three men charged with planning to attack Chicago landmarks during the NATO summit says she doubts her nephew was knowingly involved in such a plot.
The NATO meeting in Chicago this weekend is a chance for alliance leaders to proclaim solidarity and promise success. But the gathering probably won’t resolve the underlying anxiety about sharing the burdens of defense, a concern heightened by Europe’s economic crisis and America’s growing weariness at carrying the heaviest load.
President Barack Obama and leaders of other major industrial powers grappled Friday with options to solidify world resolve against development of an Iranian nuclear bomb and encourage a more forceful response to worsening violence in Syria.
It seems NATO may also stand for Not All That Observant.