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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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Deutsche Bank analyst Jonathan Wober said: 'We believe that BA is faced with a number of major difficulties, including its balance sheet, its North Atlantic alliance, Heathrow congestion, and losses on the European network.
The collective reaction of the North Atlantic Alliance to the horrific terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 is proof that North America and Europe remain unflinchingly united as a security community.
BUDAPEST The families of Radio Television Serbia employees killed when NATO missiles destroyed the Belgrade studios in April 1999 are suing 17 of the 19 North Atlantic Alliance nations.
The Secretary General lashed out at "exaggerated" claims that the EU defence force would ruin the North Atlantic alliance.
This is the only possible deal for a North Atlantic Alliance state that wants to be part of the collective defense, "the minister explained.
Speaking about the 25-year sustainable cooperation between Azerbaijan and the North Atlantic Alliance, the Chief of the General Staff of Azerbaijani Armed Forces noted the development of these relations, the activities of the Azerbaijan Army in various programs and the contribution made by Azerbaijan to the NATO-led Resolute Support Mission in Afghanistan.
Where is Bulgaria in NATO and the Future of the Alliance - a discussion on this topic brought together military, politicians and students in the National Assembly who discussed the benefits of our membership in the North Atlantic Alliance.
What kind of North Atlantic Alliance is this, what kind of NATO cooperation?" Erdogan was quoted by Anadolu news agency as saying at a demonstration in the city of Burdur on Monday.
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. As an independent country, Turkey has all the right in the world to choose where it will stand, but given the unwillingness of the SCO to incorporate Turkey, there may not be another alliance to side with.
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." (end) jm.rk KUNA 290918 May 13NNNN
Hollande's proposal requires the approval of Turkey and of the North Atlantic Alliance (NATO) to be implemented on the ground.

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