Another Russian attack on Georgia once it has joined NATO would result in an American armed response
Another Russian attack on Georgia once it has joined NATO would result in an American armed response, U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates said in his interview to Sky News. He said NATO’s charter would require it.
“I have been a very strong proponent of the view that NATO is a military alliance not a talk shop. Article Five means what it says - so there is a commitment to go to the assistance of our allies if they are challenged. I don’t think there is a new Cold War. This Russia is not the Soviet Union. If anything, it’s trying to recapture perhaps some of the past glory of the Russian Empire,” Robert Gates said.
"I think Georgia is going to prove to be a pyrrhic victory for Russia over the long term," he added.
[Source: Azeri Press Agency, Washington, 19Sep08]
The Question of South Ossetia
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