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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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The Secretary General lashed out at "exaggerated" claims that the EU defence force would ruin the North Atlantic alliance.
We are firmly opposed to plans to move up to our territory the North Atlantic Alliance and its military infrastructure,'' Russian Prime Minister Viktor Chernomyrdin warned in Portugal during a recent conference of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe.
The Minister said that the US party is satisfied with Hungarys contribution to the North Atlantic Alliance, in particular in light of the fact that Budapest will increase its contribution to the budget of the military and security organisation.
European members of the North Atlantic Alliance appear to share this sentiment.
Appathurai arrived in Tashkent in connection with the official opening of Representation of the North Atlantic Alliance in Uzbekistan for cooperation with Central Asian states.
Whether the deal with the Chinese company is struck or not, the negotiations have so far already cast a shadow on Turkey's standing in the North Atlantic alliance.
Carney concluded that Rasmussen's visit "underscores the vital importance the United States places on the North Atlantic Alliance and our relationship with Europe, and our common commitment to tackle challenges from Afghanistan to the Balkans to the Indian Ocean together.
Hollande's proposal requires the approval of Turkey and of the North Atlantic Alliance (NATO) to be implemented on the ground.
He further declared that the recent uranium enrichment deal reach by the leaders of Brasil, Iran, and Turkey, which according to some analysts is supposed to assuage West's fear over the Iranian nuclear program, did not alter the plans of the North Atlantic Alliance to establish a missle shield in Europe.
France, a founding country of the North Atlantic Alliance, whose headquarters were originally in Paris, left NATO's military structure on the orders of President Charles de Gaulle in 1966 in order to reclaim "her full sovereignty".
Mr Carter has pledged to make the North Atlantic alliance and the United States relationship with Japan the basis of his foreign policy.
The American ambassador to the European Union, Richard Morningstar, said the rapid reaction force would operate in different areas from Nato and would, in fact, strengthen the North Atlantic alliance.

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