U.S. Senator Jeane Shaheen, chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on European Affairs, draws attention to the need for hard choices within the alliance.

From the Boston Globe: “NATO will simply not be able to meet every challenge that threatens its members. On some issues, NATO will take the lead. But on others, NATO will have to partner with other international institutions, like the United Nations or the European Union. As we rewrite the Strategic Concept to guide the next decade of NATO operations, we must clearly define when NATO should lead, when it should collaborate with other international organizations, and when it should take a back seat.”