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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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Therefore, the reasons of NATO survival should be searched in Functionalism theory.
The presentations were followed by a discussion and a Q&A session in which the audience had an opportunity to ask the guest speakers about NATO goals and activities, as well as discuss issues of global and regional security.
Regarding NATO's future in Asia he said that NATO has a bright future in Asia.
Pakistan had closed the supply lines to NATO forces in Afghanistan after 24 of its soldiers were killed in a NATO cross- border air attack last November.
Additionally, NATO successfully completed the following significant operations in 2011:
When discussing NATO's problems today, NATO skeptics undervalue the vast discord within the alliance during the Cold War, and paint a falsely nostalgic view of NATO's transatlantic cooperation prior to the Soviet Union's collapse.
An expanded NATO has gone from being an alliance mainly about the defense of common territory, to being an alliance that is mainly about the defense of common principles, wherever those common principles in the world have been violated or are being threatened.
It was Blair who took on the task of asking Javier Solana, then defense chief of NATO, to approve broader bombing targets, which Solana did.
Contrary to Russian reservations, prospective NATO member states are eager to join the alliance.
In this long, rambling, and tedious book, we get Clark's account of the NATO military interventions in Bosnia and Kosovo.
NATO enlargement has already begun with the admission of Poland, Hungary, and the Czech Republic in 1999.