In the United States called the fatal error policy in relation to Russia

Extension NATO to the East — the most fatal error of American policy since the cold war. This was stated by the editor of the American military the National Interest Dave Majumdar.

He believes that the policy of the Alliance worsened relations between Moscow and Washington and NATO expansion sowed the “seeds of enmity” between the two countries.

“the White house has managed to expand NATO, but it failed to integrate Russia into a new structure for transatlantic security,” said Majumdar. According to the journalist, the expansion of the Alliance when bill Clinton laid the Foundation for confrontation with Moscow, and the actions of NATO during the presidency of George Bush lowered bilateral relations to the lowest level since the cold war.