Valid arguments are advanced depicting Spain as a keystone to the Alliance; conversely, there are equally authoritative writings descriptive of her as a millstone to the West.
Dillon, J. G.
"Spain: Keystone or Millstone of NATO,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 13
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