The NATO Summit at Prague in three short weeks promises to be a watershed turning point for the alliance, or a welter of inharmonious views. If members adopt the American idea that NATO should configure itself to join the US in out of area interventions, Washington will consider that it is relevant to its needs. If major European members oppose the idea, NATO, in Washington's eyes will only serve as a political umbrella for new members from Central and Eastern Europe to shelter under while they ...

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