NATO ENLARGEMENT: NATO's Requirements and Costs for Commonly Funded Projects.
GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC NATIONAL SECURITY AND INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS DIV
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On October 23, 1997, we testified before your Committee on a cost study that had been developed independently by the Department of Defense DOD regarding the enlargement of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization NATO. We also provided you with NATOS schedule for preparing its own studies regarding the requirements and costs associated with the alliances enlargement. This report responds to your request that we evaluate the basis for NATOS cost estimate for enlarging its membership. You also asked for our views on DODS assessment of NATOS estimate. At the Madrid Summit in July 1997, NATO invited three countries, Poland, Hungary, and the Czech Republic, to enter into negotiations to become NATO members. At the summit, the NATO heads of state and government also directed NATOS managing body, the North Atlantic Council NAC, to prepare an analysis of the commonly funded costs of enlargement.
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