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Strange Bedfellows: Forging an International Alliance

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Pakistan. Iran. Russia. China. These are not exactly the countries that come to mind when you think of America's allies. But they are among the nations that have pledged support for the American battle against terrorism.

Can the United States work with its former enemies in fighting terrorism? Is the coalition being forged bound to collapse under the weight of past differences? Former NATO Ambassador Robert Hunter says the coalition should not be viewed as a permanent alliance. But he says that President Bush may be giving all nations of the world a clean slate in their relationship with the U.S.

Guests:

Robert Hunter, former ambassador to NATO;
Lawrence Korb, Director of National Security Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations, Assistant Secretary of Defense under Reagan.

This program aired on September 25, 2001. The audio for this program is not available.

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