udy left the trail today to go speak to the NATO Allied Supreme Command Transformation Seminar. His remarks are here
. (Well after this and the Margaret Thatcher-Tony Blair-Gordon Brown tour he certainly lays claim to the best travel/booking agent.) I’m sure the event was set and the proximity to the “ask the lawyers” is just one of those things but it sure helps to have your guy talking to NATO when he is banging his rival about foreign policy. As for the speech, he reiterates his idea that NATO should expand beyond a purely military alliance and to regions beyond Europe, although he does not reiterate his earlier musings that Israel might be in the mix. As he did in his Foreign Affairs
piece, he comes across as someone (the influence of Charles Hill
perhaps) committed to getting international institutions to shape up in order to further American interests.