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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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I want it to be part of an overall increase in the capabilities of the North Atlantic alliance and of its European allied nations.
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.
And we also discussed the need to have more reflection on future of North Atlantic Alliance; on the relationship between European defense and North Atlantic Alliance, and maybe we can develop a number of initiatives with Belgium in Brussels on that issues.
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.
It is a conflict over a dark and tangled past that could hinder Czech ambitions to be included in the European Union and the North Atlantic Alliance, and evokes the same mutually-canceling visions of history and collective guilt in Central Europe as bedevil the Balkans.
Representation of the North Atlantic Alliance (NATO) will be opened in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.
The secretary general'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," he said.
It is true that the movement of North Atlantic Alliance (NATO) forces in Libya came after a Security Council resolution, but such movement certainly did not need a resolution, especially as the Eastern part of the country was threatened with a horrific massacre at the hands of the Gaddafi forces marching towards it, and any intervention from any country that would have come to prevent such a possibility would have been met with understanding on the international scene, even without clear approval.
The North Atlantic Alliance, NATO, could still keep up its mission in Libya despite the end of the conflict and Sunday's declaration that it is now completely free.

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