Doug Bandow, Forbes | August 14, 2012
With the end of the Cold War, the justification for NATO expansion is gone and the new members bring more costs than benefits. ++ Georgia's inclusion into NATO is a dangerous liability for the US. ++ It is a geopolitically aggressive move and can provoke nuclear confrontation with Russia over matters of little importance to the US. ++ Furthermore, Saakashvili's government does not act responsibly. ++ The US should endorse Georgia's independence but should return to being a normal country with a defense policy based on defense.