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NATO to Strengthen Ties With Georgia, Not Offer Full Membership

NATO members, wary of antagonizing Russia, will propose closer ties with Georgia but stop short of granting full membership to the one-time Soviet republic, the alliance's top official said Wednesday.  Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said the alliance instead will offer Tbilisi a "substantive package" of support, without giving details, when NATO meets in September in Cardiff, Wales. "This is a summit decision, but we have agreement in principle that we...

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