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European Security Check (Part III) #405024

CNN Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 21, 1996
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(Studio and Germany: Ralph Begleiter) The question of the expansion of NATO in Europe to include Russia and its former Communist allies from the Warsaw Pact examined. [NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) commander General George JOULWAN, NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) Secretary General Javier SOLANA - talk about working with Russian forces in Bosnia.] [Hungarian foreign minister Laszlo KOVACS, Russian deputy defense minister Andrei KOKOSHIN, Secretary of Defense William PERRY - comment on the issue of NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) expansion.] The West's debate over which countries should be admitted to Europe first outlined; map shown. [German Chancellor Helmut KOHL (thru translator), KOVACS, KOKOSHIN, Poland national security adviser Jerzy MILEWSKI - comment.] The Russian view noted that Europe has been divided into three zones: Western Europe, Russia and a gray zone in between.

Begleiter, Ralph

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