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"Resistance to NATO" section[edit]

I removed a section titled "Resistance to NATO" today because it read like a criticism section and a summary of its source reference "natoprotest.org". Here's the text:

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1990 Two Plus Four negotiations and alleged promise[edit]

The second paragraph in the "Post-Cold War" subsection is dominated by discussion of "a promise" given by unnamed "Western" negotiators regarding future NATO enlargement. I fear that repeated emphasis of this may not be neutral, that the phrasing seems to be aimed at putting a 2014 anti-NATO spin on 1990 events, and that we might be giving it undue weight in this section, considering that the same information is also included in the Expansion section, in the article on the Two Plus Four Treaty, and in the Enlargement of NATO article, often verbatim. As such, I condensed the text used here and added a phrase to preface the discussion stating "there are diverging view on whether negotiators gave commitments regarding further NATO expansion east." My edits were immediately undone by User:AntiqueReader, and not wanting anyone to feel offended, suggest we use the Talk page here to agree on how to deal with this little topic. Regarding the potential for copyright violations, my suggestion was not that the Speigel Online sentences were necessarily a violation, but that it is always better to rephrase a source and work it into the text when we don't need a word-for-word quote. Non-free content is only to be used when there is no possible equivalent.-- Patrick, oѺ 20:46, 18 April 2014 (UTC)

On the topic of using Gorbachev's memoir as a source for his opinions on the "promise," as far as I understand, primary sources are allowed when secondary or tertiary are unavailable. Since we have The Telegraph already as a source for his quote in the sentence, I don't exactly understand what Gorbachev's memoir is sourcing, if anything. And even if other articles might use memoirs, it doesn't mean its appropriate in this situation. As for the Foreign Policy article, it doesn't add new specifics here, but seemed like a good overview of the controversy, so a good way to cite the sentence that just says "there are diverging views." Again, I don't want to step on anyone's toes here, I'm just trying to keep the article up to spec.-- Patrick, oѺ 17:31, 29 August 2014 (UTC)

Grammatical typo in French withdrawal paragraph[edit]

In February 1959, France withdrew its Mediterranean Fleet from NATO command. He later banned [...]

I guess "He" is supposed to refer to de Gaulle, but since he isn't mentioned in the sentence before, he can't be referred to by pronoun. So change it either to "It" (referring to France) or "De Gaulle".

Yes check.svg Done Combined with the previous sentence so that "France" is the pronoun.-- Patrick, oѺ 14:43, 30 August 2014 (UTC)

Typo and small error[edit]

The last part of the introduction has a typo and should be updated from 4 to 5. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Jorgeditor (talkcontribs) 21:01, 31 August 2014‎ (UTC)

Where exactly is the 4 which you think is a typo? --David Biddulph (talk) 21:11, 31 August 2014 (UTC)

NATO's support of terrorism[edit]

The article lacks info about NATO's support of terrorism in Lybia, Syria, Iraq and the Ukraine. Viktor Š 19:57, 4 September 2014 (UTC)

Support of terrorism? Sounds like nothing more than a conspiracy theory to me, and so I would expect it to be classified under WP:FRINGE. Dustin (talk) 23:08, 4 September 2014 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 5 September 2014[edit]

The secretary general of Nato is now "Jens Stoltenberg" and not the previous "Anders Fogh Rasmussen". Please change this. Rypdalen (talk) 16:33, 5 September 2014 (UTC)

Thank you, but the official change of office has not yet taken place. Rasmussen will step down as of September 30, 2014 with his successor taking office as of October 1. Mediatech492 (talk) 17:55, 5 September 2014 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 18 September 2014[edit]

NATO is not a Military Alliance - NATO is a Political Alliance. (Big, very Big, Huge Difference)

192.41.140.2 (talk) 06:24, 18 September 2014 (UTC)

Red information icon with gradient background.svg Not done: please provide reliable sources that support the change you want to be made. Cannolis (talk) 06:43, 18 September 2014 (UTC)