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NATO Summit Heading to Chicago



    Rahm Stoked to Host NATO in Chicago

    Mayor Rahm Emanuel is excited to show off Chicago when the Windy City hosts both NATO and the G8 Summit in spring 2012. (Published Wednesday, June 22, 2011)

    President Barack Obama plans to foist Chicago into the center of world's conflicts.

    He's expected to announce Wednesday night that NATO leaders will gather in Chicago next spring for their annual summit, according the Chicago Tribune.

    They'll discuss the ongoing conflict in Afghanistan and the planned transition from an American led offensive to a NATO led mission in 2014.

    The event, which coincides with the Group of 8 meetings, will take place between May 15 and May 22 2012.

    Obama's announcement will come during a speech on Afghanistan, in which he will announce a troop drawdown.