Sweden and Finland Took Long Path to Embrace NATO

From a Wall Street Journal story by Sune Engel Rasmussen headlined “Sweden, Finland Took Long Path to Embrace NATO”:

Sweden and Finland stunned NATO members last year with their applications to join the bloc, but already they are slotting smoothly into the military alliance.

The Nordic duo spent decades insisting that membership of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization would jeopardize their national security by antagonizing Moscow, before making an abrupt about-face last year following Russia’s large-scale invasion of Ukraine.