The statements of Russian political figures notwithstanding, the Russian military has sent a message that suggests many in Moscow are coming to terms with the idea that the three Baltic states will eventually become members of NATO.But just as in 1990 when Moscow's military commanders indicated that they did not expect Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania to be part of the U.S.S.R. by 2000, the Russian generals again have done so in a way that some in both the region and the West appear likely to misinterpret.One month ago, Lt.Gen. Pavel Labutin, the chief of the Leningrad Military District, told...
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