The recent incident in Poland offers an opportunity to clarify gray areas of the international legal stance related to the conditions surrounding an attack that can ultimately trigger Article 5.
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In the event of an armed attack, the United States “reserves the right to determine for itself what military action, if any, is appropriate.”