NATO ready to change, Stoltenberg pledges, kicking off reform drive

Despite being diagnosed with “brain death” last year, NATO is ready to change, alliance chief Jens Stoltenberg said on Tuesday after foreign ministers conducted their first discussions on a new report outlining reform ideas.The 67-page document highlights “that NATO is an indispensable alliance, but also the need to continue to change,” Stoltenberg told reporters, “and that’s exactly what we are doing.”Among the roughly 140 concrete suggestions on how to reboot the trans-Atlantic security organization are ways to strengthen its role as a place where allies consult each other on mutually import…

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