On an overnight visit to one of the U.S. Navy’s aircraft carriers, I found myself seated at dinner between two senior naval officers whose ages differed by around eighteen years. During dinner I asked the older officer what he thought about the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). His answer was an emphatic endorsement. “It is and will continue to be the most powerful alliance for safeguarding the world,” he said. Later, during a conversation with the younger officer, I asked the same question. His answer was equally forthright but dramatically different from that of his comrade in arms. “I remain to be convinced that NATO serves a useful purpose anymore,” he told me.
The national book launch:
Thursday, April 21, 2011 (Registration: 5.30 PM; Remarks, Reception and book-signing: 6PM – 7..45 PM)
Location: Grupo Santander, 45 East 53 (between Madison and Park).
Host: Foreign Policy Association, 470 Park Avenue South, New York, NY 10016: Reservations: (212)481-8100 ext 240
****Advanced registration is required. Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.
After 6pm, seating will be released to the waiting list
PS: Have you read my first book? America and Europe After 9/11 and Iraq; The Great Divide