NATO general praises Latvia, Lithuania

  • 1999-08-05
  • By Steven C. Johnson & Rokas M. Tracevskis
RIGA/VILNIUS - U.S. Gen. Wesley Clark swept through Latvia and Lithuania last week on what proved to be a morale-boosting visit. NATO's supreme allied commander in Europe praised the progress of both countries' militaries and underscored the West's commitment to the region."Each Baltic state has made exemplary progress," Clark said at a news conference in Riga. "It's never appropriate to compare one state to another, as there are always different factors involved, but I'm impressed with them all."He stopped short of guaranteeing either country membership in the Western military alliance, ho...
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