NATO 'readjustments' likely

  • 2003-06-19
  • Jeremy Bransten
U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld stoked divisions in NATO anew last week when he said Washington may have to stop funding the construction of new NATO headquarters in Brussels and stop sending U.S. officials and soldiers to Belgium unless the country changes its controversial war crimes legislation. Belgium responded by saying that there is no need to alter the law since it has already been adequately amended. At a time when the alliance has been trying to repair divisions caused by the Iraq war, do Rumsfeld's words signal that effort is failing? Rumsfeld, speaking on June 12 in Bruss...
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