From CCTV: (Xinhua) NATO Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer said Tuesday that threats facing the alliance lie outside Europe and that there should no longer be a distinction between security at home or abroad.

‘The threats to our security today lie mainly outside Europe, notably from extremism in places like Afghanistan and elsewhere,’ de Hoop Scheffer told a forum dedicated to a debate on NATO’s new Strategic Concept, which serves as a guideline for all of the alliance’s actions.

‘I hope the new Strategic Concept will finally lay to rest the notion that there is any distinction between security at home and security abroad,’ the NATO chief said.”