SACEUR: NATO Leadership AWOL
Supreme Allied Commander John Craddock told the Atlantic Council that “the political leadership of NATO is AWOL” and that fixing the “imbalance” between an enormous strategic ambition and modest political will is vital for success in Afghanistan and elsewhere.
Asked in the Q&A about today’s replacement of David McKiernan with Stanley McChrystal as ISAF commander, he twice demurred, calling it a “U.S. decision” rather than a NATO one. He did allow that he was “informed but not consulted” on the decision.