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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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UAE Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan will lead his country's delegation to a meeting of the leaders of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), scheduled Saturday in Portugal as part of the NATO Summit.
The first PRT in Gardez formally opened 1 February 2003, and within two years there were nineteen PRTs in Afghanistan, under the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) ISAF or U.
Obuchi made the remarks after being asked to comment on the two months that have passed since the North Atlantic Treaty Organization began an air-bombing campaign against Yugoslavia on March 24.
Four people were reportedly killed and more than 20 injured when North Atlantic Treaty Organization bombs fell on the Chinese Embassy.
NASDAQ: ASEI) (AS&E([R])), a leader in X-ray detection technology, announced today that it has been selected by North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) to deliver multiple cargo, parcel, and personnel X-ray inspection systems.
Today's twenty-six North Atlantic Treaty Organization members plus Australia and Japan spent a combined $563 billion on their militaries in 2002, or 72 percent of total world military expenditures.
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), a regional affiliate of the United Nations, "would like to be able to put more than 100,000 men into a campaign, and envisages a total force in excess of 250,000, capable of combat in three conflicts in any part of the world for up to two years," reported the February 21st London Independent.
At the same time, however, Komura said the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) has made an accurate assessment of Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic's "ethnic cleansing" in Kosovo, and Japan "understands" NATO's air strikes to halt it.
Steven Gonzales indicate that Yugoslavian President Slobodan Milosevic may be ready to discuss terms of an agreement to end the North Atlantic Treaty Organization air assault.
federal market, Suite B products provide security that can be used by a wider audience including state and local governments, regulated industries, as well as Coalition and North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) countries.
Cassel explained that the bureaus rely upon the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Codification System (NCS) for the data interoperability, the data/systems integration, and the data integrity that underpins coalition and joint logistics.
Just prior to the start of the Korean War, our nation joined the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), which now includes 18 other nations.

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