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NATO

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization. A military alliance originally designed to deter against potential Soviet invasion. Members pledge mutual defense; that is, an attack on one is considered an attack on all. Since the end of the Cold War, NATO has been involved in other military engagement, notably in the Balkans and Afghanistan. Members include the United States and a number of European countries. It was founded in 1949 and is based in Brussels.
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Conference of NATO members in Brussels (1994) also announced that with the end of Cold War, the factors causing crisis, tension, and war have changed and security should considered not only from military point of view but also from economically, socially, environmentally, and developmentally.
This is the first NATO summit since Chicago in 2012, and the first NATO summit in the United Kingdom since Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher hosted NATO leaders in London in 1990.
Peter said that NATO will facilitate joint US-European operations despite of lack of UN mandate that prevents collective NATO action.
However, the expansion of NATO is in no way similar to Hitler's intervention in the same region in the 1930s.
The sources said that invitation to the NATO summit was extended to Pakistan after the officials conveyed to the U.
NATO Training Mission--Iraq, which helped develop the Iraqi Security Forces.
Given that the Soviet Union never invaded any of the NATO allies, and the communist empire began to crumble in 1989 with the fall of the Berlin Wall, NATO can be considered as one of most successful military alliances in world history.
Because NATO is the bedrock of transatlantic peace and security.
This is a time for all of us to unite in defense of liberty and to step up to the shared duties of free nations," proclaimed the president, who identified the UN's NATO affiliate as one of the ways in which those duties would be shared.
NATO would seem a feckless, purposeless organization: If it could not be mobilized to ward off this new threat in Europe, what use was it?
We heard them first in 1990, from President George Bush the elder, when NATO invited Russia to send a regular liaison team to its Brussels headquarters for the first time.