From Reuters: “Making individual NATO members responsible for specific provinces in Afghanistan has hindered international cooperation efforts, NATO chief Jaap de Hoop Scheffer said in a magazine interview.

‘All countries like to think they are the champions of reconstruction,’ NATO Secretary General De Hoop Scheffer said in an interview with Dutch magazine Vrij Nederland on Tuesday.

‘But that has not stimulated real international military and civil cooperation, and from time to time it has even worked against it,’ he told the magazine.”