Ukraine in NATO: Heart says yes; the head says no

A NATO flag is set up prior to the signing ceremony of a law ratifying the NATO Protocol on Finland and Sweden’s membership on board the Polish Navy frigate ORP Kosciuszko in Gdynia in July 22. Mateusz Slodkowski/AFP/Getty Images/Tribune News Service

NEW YORK — There are excellent reasons to admit Ukraine into NATO.

But there are better reasons not to. So when the 31 transatlantic allies meet in July at their summit in Lithuania, they should embrace Ukraine in every way but one.

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