Paul Lachine

Наступление атлантического века

ПРИНСТОН – Соединенные Штаты поднимаются; Европа стабилизируется; и они движутся навстречу друг другу. Это стало главным заявлением на состоявшейся ранее в этом месяце ежегодной Мюнхенской конференции по безопасности (MSC), влиятельном собрании министров обороны, министров иностранных дел, в также разных высших военных должностных лиц, парламентариев, журналистов и экспертов по национальной безопасности.

Участники съезжаются в основном из Европы и США; более того, когда конференция состоялась впервые в 1963 году, она была сосредоточена исключительно на членах НАТО. В этом году, однако, к ним присоединились высокопоставленные чиновники из Бразилии, Китая, Индии, Нигерии, Сингапура, Катара и Саудовской Аравии – важное знамение нашего времени.

Джон Маккейн, сенатор США и кандидат в президенты в 2008 году, неизменно возглавляет делегацию Конгресса США в Мюнхене. Администрация США также обычно отправляет министра обороны и государственного секретаря для произнесения традиционной речи по убеждению европейцев в силе трансатлантического альянса. В этом году вице-президент Джо Байден имел честь сыграть эту роль, подняв представительство США на ступеньку выше.

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