• 1999-02-25
When the U.S. Congress overwhelmingly agreed to welcome Hungary, Poland and the Czech Republic to the NATO alliance last spring, the dissenting voices of 19 senators were treated as little more than background noise, footnotes to a historic post Cold War decision.Nonetheless, it makes sense to glance back at the sentiments of Robert Smith, a lonely Republican senator from New Hampshire: "What we have done with this vote is to create in the next 10 to 15 years chaos in Europe in terms of arguing who should come in and why they should come in."Chaos? Let's see. As the alliance prepares for it...
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