NATO's Evolution: Maintaining Relevance
Strategy research rept
ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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In 1949, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization NATO was established as a deterrent to the possibility of a Soviet attack on Western Europe. Forty years later, the Soviet empire came tumbling down. This paper asks and answers the question, Is there a reason for the United States to remain a part of the NATO Alliance, by tracking NATOs evolution from its origins, to the North Atlantic Cooperation Council, the Partnership for Peace, to the 1999 enlargement of the Alliance in the context of its revised Strategic Concept. The paper concludes that NATO has evolved in a manner which has equipped the Alliance uniquely to serve emerging U.S. interests in Europe over the near to mid-term.
- Government and Political Science