Gov. Pol. Model in Action: NATO Expansion

- Defense & JCS promote PfP

- State & NSC staff push for endorsement of expansion

- State & NSC effectively by-pass Defense & JCS opposition

- Bills introduced to promote NATO expansion in April 1994

- Def. & JCS brought into "action channel" via Holbrooke IWG in Sep. 1994

- Republican "Contract with America" endorses NATO expansion

- Congress passes H.R.5246 in Oct.1994, implicitly endorsing "Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic, and Slovakia" for NATO membership

- Dec. 1994 President accepts two-track approach: PfP & NATO