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Brazil isn’t ready for Trump’s impromptu invitation to NATO

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At a predictably strange press conference with the president of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro, U.S. President Trump threw out the idea of making the huge South American nation a member of NATO. Or did he? “I also intend to designate Brazil as a major non-NATO ally or even possibly, if you start thinking about it, maybe a NATO ally,” he said.

First, let’s get the terminology right. (Reuters had a little trouble with it.) The NATO Treaty is quite specific that actual membership is........

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