NATO downplays divisions as infighting roils alliance

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LORNE COOK and JILL LAWLESS Associated Press WATFORD, England (AP) — NATO leaders sought Wednesday to paper over differences like the military alliance's future priorities but insisted they would respond as one in the event of an attack on any of the 29 member countries. Ending a summit just north of London to mark NATO's 70th anniversary, the leaders announced that they would set up a commission of experts to study political decision-making. That appears to be a direct response to French President Emmanuel Macron's recent lament about the "brain death" of the trans-Atlantic alliance. "We stand together, all for one and one for all," NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg told reporters after chairing the meeting at a luxury hotel and golf resort. "Our commitment to Article 5, the
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