NATO's Reach And Strength Put To The Test

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NATO Secretary General Jaap De Hoop Scheffer

Before becoming Secretary General of NATO in 2004, Jaap De Hoop Scheffer was the foreign minister of the Netherlands. Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Embroiled in an escalating Afghanistan conflict and startled by disintegrating relations with Russia, NATO is facing troubling times. In addition to active military concerns, there is an ongoing debate both within and without the organization over the expansion of membership, particularly into Eastern Europe.

NATO's Secretary General Jaap De Hoop Scheffer discusses the evolving nature of the military alliance.

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