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AP Interview: NATO chief says failure no option

NATO'S chief told The Associated Press Thursday that failure is simply not an option in meeting the myriad threats that now menace the U.S.-led alliance.

"It's not only not an option, it's also something which will not happen," Jens Stoltenberg said on the eve of a landmark NATO summit. "Because we have proven during almost 70 years that we are able to deliver the necessary defense and deterrence, not to provoke a conflict, but to prevent a conflict."

Starting Friday, President Barack Obama and leaders of the 27 others NATO countries will take decisions in Warsaw on how to deal with a resurgent Russia, violent extremist organizations like Islamic State,...