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Rumsfeld Urges NATO to Find Ways to Fight Terror

Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld called on the Atlantic Alliance today to find new ways of combating “the nexus of terror and weapons of mass destruction,” which he called “the biggest threat” facing the countries of both “old” and “new” Europe. Speaking in this resort town in the Bavarian Alps, Mr. Rumseld took a mostly conciliatory tone, shaking hands warmly with the German defense minister, Peter Struck, who was here to greet him. “Like a family, sometimes we don’t agree on everything and sometimes we have debates, but when we are threatened or challenged, we need to come together, as we did after Sept. 11,” Mr. Rumsfeld said. Still, Mr. Rumsfeld reiterated his now famous reference to “old” and “new” Europe, and made it clear that the countries of “new” Europe —especially the former members of the Eastern Bloc that have joined the Atlantic alliance — understood what he called “the new threat” better than some of the countries of “old” Europe. Full Story

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