Make no mistake -- NATO is by far the strongest and most capable military alliance in history. But big challenges loom as a new commander takes the reins in Europe. First, he must improve NATO's cybersecurity. There are still big, gaping holes in NATO's readiness in the area of offensive cyber action.
As for me, Montenegro's march to NATO was no surprise. Indeed, I was part of the march, when it started back in 1999. At that time, I was a State Counselor to Montenegro and advisor to President Milo Djukanovic, a position I held until 2003. Yes, he is the same Milo Djukanovic who has led the march since day one and is still president.
Whether there was acquiescence or complicity before or after the fact of the fall of Srebrenica, Washington pivoted its policy toward satisfying Milosevic's territorial demands. The mythology of peace in BiH continues to be dominated by tales of age-old hatreds as well as ethnic chauvinist politics.